A rich resource for grades PreK-6 by Donna Levene that uses children's storybooks as a springboard to music appreciation.
Sections cover rhythm, melody, form and style, instruments, dances and music history, with lively lesson plans and activities that excite the imagination. Adaptable to proficiency level and time available. Great for Cooperative teaching, too!
Rhythm Section includes:
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom; The Complete Hickory Dickory Dock; Crocodile Beat; Miss Mary Mackand Other Children's Street Rhymes; Possum Come A-Knockin'; Train Song
Melody Section includes:
All the Pretty Horses; Fiddle-I-Fee; Georgia Music; Grandma's Band; Mary Wore Her Red Dress; Sing, Pierrot, Sing; Ten Bears in My Bed, There'a a Hole in the Bucket
Form & Style section includes:
Bonjour, Mr Satie; The Complete Story of the Three Blind Mice; Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices; Mama Don't Allow; Nathaniel Talking; Rondo in C
Instrument section includes:
All Join In; Berlioz the Bear; City Sounds; Good Times on Grandfather Mountain; Music, Music for Everyone; Nicholas Cricket; Oh, A-Hunting We Will Go;
Dance section includes:
Barn Dance, The Dancing Granny; Dancing the Breeze; Dinosaur Dances; Mirandy and Brother Wind; Shimmy Shake Earthquake; Skip to My Lou
History section includes:
The Boy Who Loved Music; Cowboy Dreams; The Erie Canal; Follow the Drinking Gourd; Mozart Tonight; Ragtime Tumpie