The Musical Spelling Bee – Part 2

Improving note reading through writing: Group Two

These worksheets are designed to strengthen note recognition by having students “spell” words on the staff. This is set two — four pages, sixteen four-letter words, alternating treble and bass clef. Scroll down for suggestions on how to use these worksheets. If you’d like me to email you directly when I’ve posted new worksheets, just leave a comment with your first name and a note such as “please add my name” or “email list” with your valid email address. (I won’t publish the comment, and no, I won’t spam you or suddenly try to sell you something — I’ll just send you a brief notice when there’s something new.)

Click here to download set two as a PDF.
For set one (three-letter words) click here.

The Musical Spelling Bee 2

The Musical Spelling Bee 2

How To Use These Worksheets

Students are to draw whole notes on the appropriate lines and/or spaces directly above each letter. I change how I use these depending upon the student. For beginning note readers, I might draw an X on one of the landmark lines or spaces, and together we figure out the other notes. For intermediate note readers, I might tell them they must place notes both high and low on the staff, and they cannot use the same line or space twice in one word. And for advanced note readers, they must use only ledger lines. There are four worksheet pages total. We do one sheet a week (or less for the little ones!) over the course of a few weeks.

Click here to download set two as a PDF.
For set one (three-letter words) click here.

Beginning Note Readers – Example
Do this worksheet with the student to teach him or her how to find notes on the staff, or have the student complete this worksheet independently. I use Landmarks to teach reading because my experience has been that although students remember the mnemonic sayings, they often forget how exactly to use them!

The Musical Spelling Bee - Example 01

The Musical Spelling Bee – Example 01

Click here to download set two as a PDF.
For set one (three-letter words) click here.

Intermediate Note Readers – Example
Instruct the student to try to find the largest interval possible between one note and the next. Depending upon their level of reading, they may or may not know and answer using ledger lines. Use your judgment in “correcting” their worksheet — some students will know more possible answers for each letter.

The Musical Spelling Bee - Example 02

The Musical Spelling Bee – Example 02

Click here to download set two as a PDF.
For set one (three-letter words) click here.

Advanced Note Readers – Example
To get the most mileage out of these worksheets, use them with students who are very good at reading notes on the staff: all answers must be ledger-line notes!

The Musical Spelling Bee - Example 03

The Musical Spelling Bee – Example 03

Click here to download set two as a PDF.
For set one (three-letter words) click here.

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