Rhythm Activity e-Book
Transform a teacher-led rhythm assessment into a student-centered activity book using this Rhythm Activity e-Book template. Give students a stronger purpose and larger audience!
How to use the Rhythm Activity e-Book
The purpose of an assessment is for students to demonstrate their understanding and mastery of a skill or technique. In this assessment, students will demonstrate their ability to create rhythm compositions within the parameters you provide. To make it even more fun, students will work in groups to create activities or games surrounding their compositions for other students to enjoy! Creating a Rhythm Activity e-Book transforms a traditional assessment into an engaging, creative, musical experience!
In the Rhythm Activity e-Book, you’ll find teacher instructions, a printable student worksheet, and a template to create the final product.
Here are some additional resources:
- Music Snippet add-on – use this add-on insert music notation directly into Google Slides and Google Docs!
- Video: How to use Music Snippet: Insert Music Notation Into Google Docs and Slides
- Video: Publish to the Web – Google Slides and Docs
- Blog Post: Transform a Composition Project From Teacher-Led to Student-Led
Suggestions for Music Classes
- Create an authentic audience by giving the completed e-book to another class or another school all together!
- Have a teacher friend record a short video asking your students to create an e-book for their class. Include any guidelines like length, time signature, and note values.
- Be sure to provide time for planning, creating, getting peer feedback, and making revisions.
- Publish your e-book to the web so other students can enjoy your creations.
- Remind students that kids know what other kids will enjoy. Be creative and make something fun!