The first "Secret
Code" should be introduced VERY STRUCTURED , as a class lesson! This will insure all students follow directions
during cooperative groups or centers. Below is an outline providing the most
effective presentation for meeting the needs of the general
or mainstreamed music
- Using an overhead
or in cooperative groups, explain how the Greek letters can be
turned into English.
- Work one letter
at a time.
- Ask for students
to raise their hand if they know the correct letter.
- Have students
go to the board and show how they found the answer: (ADD), a
must for nonreaders to see example.
- Divide the class
into groups of two, for cooperative activity.
Use a closet, separate
room, or listening station.
box of markers, crayons, pencils available at center.
back of textbooks for writing on.
puzzles should be taken home and completed for credit.
a central location for putting completed puzzles.
when the next puzzle will be started, giving one last chance to turn in incomplete work.
When students turn in their completed SECRET
CODES reinforce the information by asking the student one
or two quick questions about what they discovered.
For help, ask leading questions to get the ball rolling:
instrument did they play?"
he lose his hearing?"
learners: have a partner assist, seeking a greater percentage
of completed work with each puzzle.