Zin! Zin! Zin! a Violin Activities

Turn up the volume on learning with Zin! Zin! Zin! a Violin activities. Unite music activities with read-aloud skills to orchestrate a symphony of learning! 

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51 pages
Grades 1-5


Dance to the beat of learning with Zin! Zin! Zin! a Violin activities. Your read-aloud will be a harmonious learning experience with this pack that combines music activities and English Language Arts!

By illustrating story elements, exploring vocabulary, and making Venn diagrams, students become comprehension composers. Sharpen writing skills, riff through reading comprehension, and fine-tune social skills with the included prompts.

Are you ready for the crescendo? Engage learners in a musical movement activity, make digital music, and even go on a sound scavenger hunt! Whether you’re labeling violins or sorting instruments, this pack is your read-aloud encore. Download now and let the learning play on!

As a result of the included activities, students will be able to:

  • illustrate and write about story elements.
  • use vocabulary terms from the book.
  • compare and contrast with a Venn diagram.
  • apply writing skills with included writing templates and prompts.
  • practice reading comprehension with included discussion questions for beginning, middle, and end of the book.
  • engage in social skills with whole group prompts and activities.
  • fine motor skills: coloring, tracing, cutting, and gluing included
  • recognize and identify instruments.
  • compare and contrast instruments.
  • sort instruments families. 
  • review music vocabulary from the story.
  • label a violin.
  • write about instruments and music.
  • participate in a musical movement activity. 
  • create digital music.
  • go on a sound scavenger hunt.

These activities can be used by the whole group, at stations or centers, or provide student choice. They’re perfect for differentiation and focusing on specific learning goals and skills.

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About the Book

The story begins with a solo trombone. Soon, a trumpet joins to make a duet, a french horn makes a trio, and so on until the entire orchestra is assembled on stage. This counting book has rhythmic verse illustrated with playful and flowing artwork. It's the perfect introduction to musical groups. Buy the book.

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