Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky | Composer of the Month Lesson and Bulletin Board Bundle

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Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky | Composer of the Month Lesson and Bulletin Board Bundle

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Pages: 21

Product Description

Ready for a new composer of the month? This ready-to-teach Tchaikovsky music lesson plan bundle has everything your need for your next elementary music classroom composer unit.


5 - 8.5x11 Bulletin Board Posters
1 - 11x14.5 Tchaikovsky Portrait
Hey Kids, Meet Tchaikovsky | Biography
Tchaikovsky | Composer Word Search
Tchaikovsky | Composer Coloring Page
Meet the Composer Job Application
3 Nutcracker Listening Glyphs
Trepak (Russian Dance) Listening Map
The Trepak: Tchaikovsky and the Traditional Music and Dance
The Nutcracker FunLib™ | Story and Synopsis

Bulletin Board Posters

The bulletin board posters are purposefully sparse to help students focus on the main points and give them the best chance of remembering them. Included is a composer of the month poster, two portraits of the composer (small-8.5x11 and large-11x14.5), and 3 top hits posters.

Best quality, borderless printing is recommended for the posters if your printer has that capability.

Word Search

The composer word search is designed to build reading skills, so it does not include the search words. Students must search for keywords in the Hey Kids, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky biography (included), to find the words they feel are important about the composer. The About page of this bundle lists the search words.

Tchaikovsky Coloring Page

Print the coloring page, grab the crayons, and start the CD. Giving students a coloring page keeps them focused and quiet, providing you with an opportunity to introduce the classics.

Meet the Composer Job Application

Students complete this job application for Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, including all the facts they learned from reading his biography.

Nutcracker Listening Glyphs

Glyphs are pictures of facts. Listening glyphs provide young students with a way to express the "facts" about what they hear in a musical selection. Included are a general listening glyph that can be used with any piece, a listening glyph for "March," and a blank listening glyph that gives you the greatest freedom to assess any piece of music.

Trepak (Russian Dance) Listening Map

The "Trepak" (Russian Dance) listening map is a one page icon-based listening map that outlines the AABA Coda form.

The Trepak: Tchaikovsky and the Traditional Music and Dance

Learn about the history of the traditional dance and music that Tchaikovsky used for his "Trepak" (Russian Dance).

The Nutcracker FunLib™ | Story and Synopsis

The Nutcracker FunLibs™ Story Synopsis and Worksheet is a wacky, printable ad-lib word game with Mad Lib™-style humor. Read the original story of The Nutcracker. Then make up a silly variation on the traditional story by substituting your own words in the blanks provided on The Nutcracker FunLibs™ worksheet.


This page includes instructions for assembly of the large composer poster, the word search worksheet search words, and information about the resources included in this composer pack.

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Unlimited copies for you and your students. However, you may not distribute additional copies to friends and fellow teachers.

About Composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky was born in 1840 in present-day Udmurtia, Russia. His father was a Ukrainian mining engineer. Peter began piano lessons at the age of five, and within three years he could read music as well as his teacher. In 1850, Peter's father was appointed as the Director of the St. Petersburg Technological Institute. It was there that Peter received his education at the School of Jurisprudence. The only music instruction he received was piano lessons from a piano manufacturer who occasionally made visits to the school. He also attended the opera and theater with his classmates. It was the works of Rossini, Bellini, Verdi and Mozart that he enjoyed the most. Read more...