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By Valeaira Luppens and Greg Foreman. Creative Standard-based lessons for the music classroom.
A resource for music teachers and substitute music teachers of grades 3-6. Lesson plans specifically target each of the 9 MENC National Standards for Music Education. Each standard is represented by a unit of creative lesson plans that incorporate folk, classical, and original music - 55 lessons in all. Every lesson clearly details the materials needed, introduces the activity, explains concepts, and builds and reinforces students' musical skills. Reproducible student worksheets are included. Songs have the melody and piano accompaniment notated.
222 pages.
For grades 3-6.

Contents: Introduction, Preface, Portfolios, The National Standards for Music Education>
Content Standard 1 - The Name Game, Mystery Meat, Two for the Price of One, Range,
   Vocal Production, Can-Can, Battle Hymn.
Content Standard 2 - Ostinato-Ostinato-Ostinato, Wild and Wacky, Kum-ba-ya, Old MacDonald's Band,
   Silent Night, Star Harmony.
Content Standard 3 - Vocal Improvisation, Fun with Phrases, Answer the Question, Homework Blues,
   More or Less, Shooting Star.
Content Standard 4 - The Symphony and the Magician, You Are Notable, Scary Songs, Television Theme
   Song, Commercial Jingle, Star Power.
Content Standard 5 - Drum Tag, Dynamic Dice Game, Keyboard Kids, Secret Code, Handwriting Practice,
   Buried Treasure.
Content Standard 6 - Musical Jumping Jacks, It's the Law, "Yankee Doodle," Virtual Reality Sound, It's a
   Jungle Out There, And the Winner Is.
Content Standard 7 - Music Survey, Personal Preferences, Concert Critique, Talent Judge, What Makes It
   Great?, That's Not Fair.
Content Standard 8 - Sound Advice, Showtime, Say What?, Lesson Plan, Design a Music School, Where in
   the World.
Content Standard 9 - My Musical Journal, Dear Miss Sharp, Characteristics, Musical Detective, Mozart
   Pen Pal, Journey through Time.

Songs: All Night All Day/Michael Row the Boat Ashore, Battle Hymn of the Republic, Can-Can, Hallelujah Chorus, Homework Blues, In the Hall of the Mountain King, Kum-ba-ya, Lions Tigers, "Mo Mozart" Theme Song, Mystery Meat, Old MacDonald Had a Band, Ostinato, Scary Song, She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain, Silent Night, Student Roll Call, The Toy Store Jingle, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Vocal Production Boogie, Yankee Doodle. 


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