Thanksgiving Song Writing Activities

Thanksgiving Song Writing Activities

Six Thanksgiving Song Writing Activities.

Thanksgiving Song Writing Activities

Have your students compose and perform their very own songs for THANKSGIVING!!

This resource contains six structured song writing activities that allow even the students who are struggling to succeed!

There are SIX guided music composition templates, as well as teacher ideas and suggestions.

How it Works 

Students compose their very own THANKSGIVING song by choosing from the given bars/measures of rhythm with words, and placing them in an order of their choosing. They then select on of the six song templates and followed the steps to create their song.

Display the following slide or make class copies and hand out one to each student.

Thanksgiving Song Writing Activities. Have your students compose and perform their very own songs for THANKSGIVING with these SIX guided song writing activities.

Have the students clap the rhythm of each bar, then say the words rhythmically while clapping the rhythm.

It is important that you work through each of the rhythms with your class before introducing the song templates. Here are just two of the song templates in the resource.

Thanksgiving Song Writing Activities. Have your students compose and perform their very own songs for THANKSGIVING with these SIX guided song writing activities.

Have your students compose and perform their very own songs for THANKSGIVING with these guided composition activities.

For the More Advanced Students

The more advanced students in your class can use the given measures/bars as a springboard for creating their own THANKSGIVING verse for their song and use the template provided to notate their song!

Also included in the resource is a song writing activity sheet where the pitches have NOT been specified. Teachers can use this sheet to draw the clef and pitches they have been working on in class.

Use this resource to develop/assess understanding of:
♦ Pitch
Rhythm
♦ Words and rhythms
♦ Standard notation on the treble staff

Completed activities/songs can then be used for:
♦ A class concert

Once students have composed, rehearsed and presented their Thanksgiving song, place them with a partner. Have the pair combine their songs to create an 8 or 16 bar song which they will then rehearse and present to the class.

*** More ideas on how you can use this resource with your music classes is included in the resource on the Teacher Tips and Suggestions page.***

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