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Get to the Point! A Collection of Pointing Pages and Powerful Plans
By Artie Grace Almeida and Katie Grace Miller
Book and CD of printable resources
88 pages
Grades K - 3

Playing meets pedagogy in this collection of productive lesson plans, precision-crafted by Artie Almeida and up-and-coming educator Katie Grace Miller. Using the manipulatives that are at the core of this resource, your students will point their way to an understanding of many music concepts. Each of these fifteen lessons outlines multiple step-by-step ideas for how the students can interact with the pointing pages. You can pick and choose a single activity or, for the full experience, present the entire plan to your students.

Pointing pages are visual music-fluency tools that offer every student the opportunity to interact with various aspects of a piece of music: the steady beat, rhythm, melodic contour, phrase, form, etc. They highlight a specific musical building-block or concept and can be used for presentation or practice of a concept and also for assessment. Above all, they engage the students and help with tracking.

All of the pointing pages are available as full-color digital files, which you may project or print to create bright, engaging visual aids. Getting to the point of your lesson has never been easier!

Contents:
THE LESSONS
Bluebird, Bluebird Through My Window
   Melody Picture Pointing Page
   Staff Notation Pointing Page
   Birdie Responders
Engine, Engine #0
   Rhythm Picture Pointing Page 
   Rhythm Notation Pointing Page
   Solfege Notation Pointing Page
   Staff Notation Pointing Page
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
   Twinkle Poster
   Phrase Picture Puzzle Pack
   Contour/Staff Notation Pointing Page
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear
   Melody Pointing Page
   Teddy Responders
Jelly in the Bowl
   Melody Picture Pointing Page
   Staff Notation Pointing Page
   Recorder Score in the Key of G
   Jelly Jar Flash Cards: Primary
   Repeat Sign Flash Card
   Jelly Jar Flash Cards: Intermediate
   Rondo Form Flash Card
Oats, Peas, Beans
   Melody Picture Pointing Page
Sally Go 'Round the Sun
   Phrase Pointing Page
   Melody Pointing Page
   Visuals
Go 'Round and 'Round the Village
   Phrase Pointing Poster
This Old Man
   Rhythm Pointing Page
One, Two, Tie My Shoe
   Melody Picture Pointing Page
Ten in the Bed
   Melody Pointing Page
The Sun Is Rising
   Melody Pointing Page
   Fermata Flash Card
Pick a Place
   Sol-Mi Pointing Page
   Sol-Mi-La Pointing Page
   Composition Squares
Frere Jacques
   Melody Poster
   Puzzle Pack
Straight or Bouncy?
   Notation Pointing Pages

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Anything by Artie is A M A Z I N G!!!!
Ashley B on Sep 8, 2014
I went to a workshop led by Katie Grace Miller and think it will add value to my class.
Beverly D on Mar 6, 2013
Participated in a workshop by the author and was able to see the lessons in action.
Lisa L on Mar 17, 2013
I love Artie Almeida's Lessons!
Jill B on Jul 30, 2012

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