In the Reading Fluency and Singing presentation, Phil shows students how to make rhythmic meters by combining two and three syllables words, i.e., pickles and cucumbers. In this activity you can make your own meters with this talking Cucumber Pickle Machine.
How to operate the Cucumber Pickle Machine: Click on a Cucumber or a Pickle. While holding your mouse down, drag it up to the red box and release the mouse button. You can then add more pickles, cucumbers, pickle rests, or cucumber rests. You can also delete one by doing the opposite. Also, try moving your pickles and cucumbers around. To start or stop the machine, just click on the mouth. Note: You must have Macromedia Flash Player 6 for this activity to work. If you don't have it, you may obtain this free download from Macromedia at: http://sdc.shockwave.com/shockwave/download/alternates/.
Here are some of my favorite meters:
|Clave||Cucumber||Cucumber||Pickle||Pickle Rest||Pickle||Pickle||Pickle Rest|
|Samba and In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida||Pickle||Pickle||Cucumber||Pickle||Pickle||Pickle||Cucumber|
|Mission Impossible and Take 5||Cucumber||Cucumber||Pickle||Pickle|
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