Posted on July 08, 2016
Get America Singing...Again Strategies for Teaching Set B
By Loretta Mitchell Norgon
Lesson Ideas & Activities for Meeting the Standards (meaning the National Standards for Music Education). These ready-to-use activities and teaching strategies use 10 selected songs from the Get America Singing...Again Volume 2 book (item 805150, sold separately). This resourceful teaching aid is packed with innovative ideas for integrating essential song repertoire into your day-to-day teaching.
Each activity targets 1 or more levels and lists the National Standards used, objectives, materials needed and directions. Teacher instructions are user-friendly and each song has from 6-9 activities. Reproducible activity pages are included. Activities include answering questions to "Show What You Know", a crossword puzzle, layering rhythms, name that tune, compose your own song to the given lyrics and more.
For grades 1 to 8.
Camptown Races: Teacher Instructions, About the Composer, Playing the Chord Roots, All Bottled Up, Play Along, Play the Rhythm, Rhythm Canon, Question and Echo, Question and Answer.
Down in the Valley: Teacher Instructions, Singing with Syllables, Adding the Lyrics, Singing with Hand Signs, 2's or 3's, Moving in 3's, Recorder Harmony, Find the Home Tones, Hand Jive, Reading Dotted Half Notes.
The Erie Canal: Teacher Instructions, X Marks the Spot, Show What You Know, Discovering Major and Minor, Listening for Major and Minor, Dotted Eighths, Even or Uneven, Similar and Different, Create Your Own A A B A.
Follow the Drinkin' Gourd: Teacher Instructions, Learning About Spirituals, Secret Code, The Underground Railroad, Bell and Keyboard Harmony, Researching Spirituals, Show What You Know.
I Got Rhythm: Teacher Instructions, About the Composer, A Gershwin Puzzler (crossword), Getting Rhythm, Body Percussion, Elements of Music, A Rhythm Complex, Create a Rhythm Complex, Syncopation.
Old MacDonald Had a Farm: Teacher Instructions, Make a Map, Read and Sing, Play Along, Find the Patterns, Name That Tune, Ideas for New Lyrics, New Lyrics, Describe and Improvise, Up/ Down/ Same.
Over the Rainbow: Teacher Instructions, Study Guide, Songs from the Musical, Compose Your Own Rainbow Song, Finding Octaves, Rainbow Phrases, Planning Movement.
When the Saints Go Marching In: Teacher Instructions, Study Guide, Listening to Dixieland, Solfege and Singing With Hand Signs, Keyboard and Guitar Harmony, Recorder Duet, Adding Orff, Sequencing Syllables, Partner Songs.
Yankee Doodle: Teacher Instructions, Study Guide, Comparing to Lucy Locket, Play Along, Water Glass Chord Roots, Solfege, Recorder Duet, Adding Orff, Transposing, Follow the Map, Variations- Souvenir d'Amerique.
You're a Grand Old Flag: Teacher Instructions, About the Composer, Research Project, Learn the Lyrics, Betsy Ross, Compose Your Own Flag Song, Melody Fragments, Patriotic Songs, Recorder Harmony, Partner Songs.
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