Using Framing Strategies to Teach Rhythm

Using Framing Strategies to Teach Rhythm

Teachers work hard to make sure that beginning instrumentalists develop a strong sense of internal pulse. Framing this learning objective for students in your lesson plan can help make sure that they understand the goal. Better yet, framing can help you check for student understanding and lead to a more efficient rehearsal.

In this free lesson plan, designed for young string players, we illustrate how you can use basic framing strategies in tandem with SmartMusic TEACH Free. Together, they can help young students develop a consistent sense of rhythm.

The Teach Rhythm Plan Includes:

  • NAfME-approved standards with direct ties to the learning target
  • Sequenced activities that help students develop a strong sense of rhythmic pulse
  • Space for you to customize things to fit your needs, including room for you to add your state’s standards and take notes as necessary
  • Built-in strategies for framing the lesson, including an introduction, exit slip prompt, and use of a “learning board.”

get the lesson plan

We’ve also suggested creating a homework assignment in SmartMusic. You may wish to create a custom rubric to accompany the assignment. Here’s how to build a custom rubric.

Because this lesson plan uses content available in the free version of SmartMusic, you don’t need a paid version to use it. Get started with SmartMusic free today.

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