Creative Connections


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Creative Connections
and the Art of Play in the Music Classroom
By Jane Barbe
Book and CD-ROM
39 pages
Grades 2 - 6

Creative Connections is an outstanding resource for general music teachers, compiling specially crafted games, songs, and lesson plans to actively connect new material to prior knowledge. Fully reproducible and designed for grades 2 - 6, the activities utilize the art of play to introduce, explore, review, apply, transfer, master, and assess musical concepts. These activities lend themselves well to meeting the National Standards for Music Education, as well as incorporating Common Core and professional growth evaluation goals, such as marzano's "using physical movement" and "using academic games." 

The innovative lesson plans are easy to use and enjoyable for teachers and students alike. The activities offer inventive ideas for inexpensive yet creative manipulatives, such as large boxes and small rhythmic dice, beat boards, rhythmic value-sized rhythm cards, stuffed animals, small play tents, and a giant, floor-sized music staff.

Also included is a Data CD of the book with templates and visuals for easy projection, classroom sharing, and immediate use. Help your students make Creative Connections today!

Modern Mixer II
In the Hall of the Mountain King
Rhythm Roller Coaster
Beat Box
Who's Hiding in the Tent?
Listen Up
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
Alphabet Rap and Word Jump
Puppy Dog
Four White Horses
The Syncopated Clock
Supersonic Symbols
Term Mania
Coda: Assessment


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