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  • Your child DOES NOT have to complete all activities listed for each subject.
  • Activities have been identified to give your child choice and variety.
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Grades 3-5 OMA - Week Five

Intermediate (3-5)
Week 5 May 4-8

Lesson Title: Instrument Families-Percussion
Music Objectives:

  • Give examples of percussion instruments
  • Explain what makes an instrument part of the percussion family

Music Standard: MU.PR.4.3d, MU.PR.4.4d, MU.PR.4.5d
ELA Standard: 3.L.4, 4.L.4, 5.L.4 

Lesson Instructions:

  • Watch this video, then answer these questions:
  • How can you tell if an instrument is part of the percussion family? Once you’ve thought about it, check out my answer.
  • What are the two categories of percussion instruments? Hint: Look at the vocabulary list.
  • What are some examples of percussion instruments? Here’s an interactive list- If you scroll down, you can click play to hear a pronunciation and sound clip of the instrument being played!
  • Where are percussion instruments located in the orchestra, the front or back? Can you identify some of the percussion instruments without the names?
  • If you’re still having fun, check out the extension activities!

Extension Activities:

  • Explain to somebody else what a percussion instrument is! Can you find something in your home to use as a percussion instrument?
  • Here is Jim Casella’s Cyclone, performed by percussion ensemble. Listen to how many different sounds they can make! The music at 0:10 sounds nothing like the music at 3:10! Can you name some of the instruments that you see/hear?


Percussion Family- Instruments in the percussion family are played by striking or shaking them.

Pitched Percussion- Instruments that produce a pitch or note when they are played. You can match a pitch with your singing voice.

Unpitched percussion- Instruments that produce sounds but not notes when they are played. Examples include snare drums, maracas, and tambourines.

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