Want to know what your music students are hearing while they’re listening and open their ears to more?
Listening glyphs allow K-3 students to express what they hear by choosing one crayon or the other, and allow music teachers like you to assess their understanding at a glance.
Listening Glyphs for K-3rd Grade Students
The following listening glyph packs are from MakingMusicFun.net, and include a variety of options for elementary music classroom teachers.
Worksheet 1 – The first worksheet is a general listening glyph that can be used with any piece of music. Your music students will listen for volume, repeated music, dynamic contrasts (the softs and louds), if there is a steady beat, tempo, tempo changes, identify if there are drums playing, and if the music group is large or small.
Worksheet 2 – The second worksheet is for a specific piece of music. For this worksheet you’ll need to round up a CD or find a YouTube performance to share with your students.
Worksheet 3 – The third worksheet give teachers the greatest freedom. Blanks are provided so you can decide what your students will listen for.
Worksheet 4 – The fourth worksheet includes lesson extension ideas that will help kids better understand what they are hearing. The lesson extension always recommends lessons that should be scheduled prior to the day you introduce the listening glyph.
Complete Listening Glyph Worksheet Collection
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