Would you like to be able to quickly evaluate the listening skills of your primary age music students? Listening glyphs make it easy, and John Williams music makes it fun!
What’s a Listening Glyph?
A glyph is a record of fact in picture form. A listening glyph indicates “facts” about students listening skills. How they respond, choosing one crayon or another to color a section of the picture, demonstrates their understanding.
Example: Students listen for “Steady Beat.” If they hear a steady beat they color Princess Leia’s face pink. If they don’t hear a steady beat they color Princess Leia’s face blue.
John Williams Listening Glyphs for Star Wars, Indiana Jones and Jurassic Park
Three General Listening Glyphs – The general listening glyphs are intended for use with any piece of John Williams music. Students will listen for musical elements like steady beat, staccato and legato, and tempo.
Three Listening Glyphs for John Williams Movie Soundtrack Themes – These listening glyphs are soundtrack theme specific.
Three Blank Listening Glyphs – The blank listening glyphs give music teachers the most freedom. You’ll be able to use the fun pictures to engage your students while asking them questions you would like them to listen for. Perhaps you just learned about the brass family. The freedom this worksheet provides will allow you to ask students if they heard a trumpet, french horn, trombone or tuba.
Extension Ideas and Instructions – A page is also included that provides extension ideas and instructions for use of the listening glyphs.
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