Listening Resource Kit 1

Themes and Variations USA

SKU: 770

You’ve loved the Complete Recorder Resource Kit! Here is a kit that will be your complete resource for music listening. Each kit comes with audio recordings of all the selections, featuring recordings from the CBC radio library. The audio includes artists like Glenn Gould, The Canadian Brass, The Toronto Children’s Chorus and Tafelmusik. Classroom activities to develop your students' listening skills include many unique and innovative ideas and activities.

Have your students become involved in the listening by playing rhythm instruments along with the music. Rhythm instrument playalongs are given for many selections as full scores and as simple flashcard playalongs. Cup games teach students about form and provide excellent practice keeping a beat. Scripts for daily intercom listening are featured - make music listening a part of your school day. Reproducible pages include biographies and worksheets on major composers, instrument families, and a listening log. Movement activities use scarves, balloons, flashlights, paper plates and ribbons. Listening Maps are included for many selections.

Try a new way to develop silent listening skills! STILL stands for Silent Time for Individual Listening Logs. Your students develop tremendous listening skills while listening to “mystery” pieces. Internet references are included so you and your students can easily locate additional resources and information. This is a unique and valuable resource!

Level 1: (K-1) Includes listening to environmental sounds, What keeps a Beat, Fast/Slow, Loud/Soft, High/Low, the complete Carnival of the Animals, excerpts from Peter & the Wolf, excerpts from the Nutcracker, and 14 additional selections by Bach, Mozart, Vivaldi, Quinault, Chopin and Grieg for movement and activities.

Intended Grades:

Kindergarten - Grade 1

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Materials Included

In the printed product:
- Printed Book
- Digital Book PDF / Audio MP3
In the download edition:
- Digital Book PDF / Audio MP3

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Table of Contents:

- Introduction
- Table of Contents
- Audio contents - listening selections
- Categorized lists of listening selections
- Guidelines for Introducing Listening Selections
- STILL - Silent Time for Individual Listening Logs
- Dynamics - Is it soft or loud?
Tempo - Is it fast or slow?
Articulation - Is it separated or smooth?
The Woodwind Family
The Brass Family
The Percussion Family
- The String Family
Conductor of the Day - conducting patterns
Chart of Listening Examples We Have Heard
Cue Card Listening
Composer of the Month
Classroom Activities - How to Use this Kit
Sounds around us
What keeps a beat?
High / Low
“Introduction and Royal March of the Lion”, Camille Saint-Saëns
“Hens and Roosters”
“Wild Donkeys”
“The Elephant”
“Personages with Long Ears”
“The Cuckoo in the Heart of the Woods”
- “Pianists”
- “The Swan”

- “Finale”
Peter and the Wolf
- Sergei Prokofiev
Activities and resources for Peter and the Wolf
“The Bird”
“The Duck”
“The Cat”
“The Wolf”
“Hunters’ Rifles”
Assessment of Tracks 20-27
Who Plays my Theme Worksheet
- Biography: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
- “Balletmusik”, Les Petits Riens K. 299b
- “Contradance II”, from Five Contradances, K. 609
- “Balletmusik IX”, Les Petits Riens K. 299b
- “At the Cradle”, Edvard Grieg
- Biography: Edvard Grieg
- “Galliard Battaglia”, Samual Scheidt
- “Chinese Dance”, Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky
- Nutcracker Story
- “Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy”, Tchaikovsky
- “Winter” from The Four Seasons, Vivaldi
- “Gigue” from The Alchymist, Handel
- “Gigue” from Water Music Suite, Handel
- “Minuet” from Water Music Suite, Handel
- “Flight of the Bumblebee”, Rimsky-Korsakov
- “Valse opus 64, no 1” , Frédéric Chopin
- Biography: Chopin
- “Scaramella”, Josquin des Prés
- “Marche”, Jean-Baptiste Quinault
- “Rondeau”, Jean-Baptiste Quinault
- Implementing an Intercom Listening Program
- Scripts 1-43 for daily intercom listening 


Audio: March of the Lions
Audio: Sounds Around Us
Audio: Kangaroos
Book: Listening Kit 1
Book: Listening Log