Your younger students will love discovering the stories of some of music's most famous melodies as they help Detective Decrescendo with his seek-and-circle investigations. Each "case" is made with a large reproducible picture full of plenty of things to keep wandering eyes engaged. The border features short facts about each melody, which are also the clues for the items students need to find in the picture puzzle. Suitable for pre- and early readers, a list of bonus hidden items is also provided as an option to extend the activity. A reproducible page of badges you can use to promote your students to the rank of Melody Detective is included, too.
Contents & Melodies: West Side Story (Bernstein) · Letter from Detective Decrescendo · Carnival of the Animals (Saint-Saens) · Four Seasons (Vivaldi) · La Mer (Debussy) · Nutcracker (Tchaikovsky) · The Movie Music of John Williams (including Jaws, Star Wars and Indiana Jones) · Grand Canyon Suite (Grofe) · The Planets (Holst) · Take the A Train (Strayhorn) · Rodeo (Copland) · Answer Keys · Additional Artifacts · Melody Detective Badges · Captain Crescendo.