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Last year I had my 5th graders playing Cut Time with only slight difficulties by the end of the year.

The secret is David Newell’s book “Teaching Rhythm: New Strategies and Techniques for Success.” The book is $29.99 and is one of the best investments I have ever made in my teaching. It also talks about how to present rhythms, cut time, 6/8… There is also a workbook that goes with it that is excellent. If I ever go back to teaching more than just 5th grade I will use it for it’s logical and practical approach to rhythm and associated time signatures.