interactive MUSIC Grade 8 Sample Activities

Activities in the Grade 8 music course support interactive lessons that allow teachers to customize their teaching with technology that is engaging and challenging to the older student. A variety of interactive, animated, and projectable materials linked to developmentally appropriate music will appeal and meet the needs of students of any ability or interest level. Fully editable teacher notes can be customized to meet the needs of a variety of students.


Song Notation (Animated): Come Back, Liza

Animated song notation supports student learning. Stream the animation to help students learn this two-part song. Click the icon in the on-screen control bar to view the video full-screen mode.


Song Notation (Projectable): Come Back, Liza

The projectable score provides on-screen instruction to assist students in learning to sing the song. Motivating visuals increase interest and enhance the total musical experience.


Song Teacher Notes: Come Back, Liza

Teacher Notes are fully editable documents with suggestions to support instruction. Included are suggestions for activities to develop student understanding of rhythmic and melodic motifs.


Instructional Activity (Interactive): Come Back, Liza

Students hear and see examples of syncopation in this engaging Hotspot Activity. After selecting a song title, they see an excerpt of the notation and click "play" to hear and identify the rhythms.


Instructional Activity (Projectable): Come Back, Liza

Students analyze, read, and perform examples of syncopation from the song "Come Back, Liza." A series of visually-appealing slides take the students through the learning process.


Play-Along (Ensemble) Notation (Projectable): Come Back, Liza

This 5-part projectable score allows students to read and play a percussion ensemble to accompany the song "Come Back, Liza." An optional printable score is available for student use.