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Intery Mintery
Nursery Rhymes for Body, Voice and Orff Ensemble  
Teaching the Whole Child through Music: Language Arts
Pentatonic Press Integrated Learning Series
By Doug Goodkin
203 pages
Grades K - 5

Music educator Doug Goodkin offers both philosophical and practical ways to teach music through language and teach language through music. This unique book includes:

  • 48 tried-and-true activities for preschool age through upper elementary
  • Lesson plans usable by both music and classroom teachers
  • A sequential development from phonemes to poems, from speech to pentatonic orchestrations
  • Arrangements for Orff instrument ensembles and details of Orff orchestration
  • Models of how to imaginatively animate rhymes

For music and classroom teachers of K-5

I. Speech, Movement and Body Percussion
    Activities for All Ages

  • What's Your Name
  • Ice Cream Soda
  • Choco-la-te
  • Criss Cross Applesauce
  • Days of the Week
  • Stations
  • I Saw Esau
  • Hannah Bantry
  • Moses Supposes
  • Ecuador Speech Piece
  • Engine Engine
  • Bow Wow Wow

II. Orff Ensemble Arrangements - A Sequential Study
    Beginning Arrangements - Kindergarten to 2nd Grade
    Arrangements for Orff Instruments

  • Rain Rain
  • Bluebells
  • St. Ives
  • Charlie Wag
  • Doctor Foster
  • Bow Wow Wow (instrumental)
  • Old Man Mosie
  • The Donkey

    Introducing Pentatonic Modes

  • Old King Cole
  • One Two Three
  • Davy Davy Dumpling

    Intermediate Arrangements - 2nd to 4th Grade
    Transposition, new meters and recorder

  • Hickory Dickory Dock
  • The Cow
  • Come Butter Come
  • Jack Sprat
  • Grandpa Grigg
  • Queen Caroline
  • One Two Three
  • The North Wind
  • Peter Piper
  • Puss Came Dancing
  • The House That Jack Built

    Advance Arrangements - 3rd to 5th Grade
    Transposed modes, major-minor, alto recorder

  • Yes Sir, No Sir
  • Two Tutors
  • Donkey Donkey
  • The Fog
  • Mama Lama
  • Humpty Dumpty
  • Hickety Pickety
  • The Lion and the Unicorn
  • Cock Robin
  • The Owl
  • Sally Go 'round the Sun I
  • Sally Go 'round the Sun II
  • Sally Go 'round the Sun
  • Intery Mintery


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I needed some Orff arrangements to complement my Kodaly songs, so this looked like the way to go.
Denise V on Jul 30, 2012
Doug Goodkin is the ultimate Orff Schulwerk educator today.
John B on Dec 9, 2011

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