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Excellent for introducing or reinforcing the symbol and meaning of the repeat sign. 

  • Identify the repeat sign.  What is different about this double bar? (two dots)
  • “For those who do not know what it is called, we will do what it means, and see if we can determine what it is called.”
  • On the board, or transparency, draw an ending repeat sign on the far right side.

  • Draw a repeat sign on the far left side.

  • While drawing the arrow, and going back and forth between the two repeat signs, chant the following rap.  Invite the students to join in.

  • “Who can tell me what they think this sign with two bars and two dots is called?”  (REPEAT) (Most will offer “repeat” – you will need to add “sign.”)
  • At the end of current lesson, or beginning of next lesson, run a relay race using the repeat sign. (see RELAY RACE)