Music Moves Me
Active Listening Strategies for the Elementary Classroom
By Wesley Ball
Book and CD
For grades K - 6
Make music come alive with this creative collection of visuals and strategies. Created for the music classroom, this handy book and CD set features reproducible listening maps and movement activities designed for a variety of levels, along with easy-to-use teaching plans based on the National Standards. Lesson plans include objectives, materials needed, CD Timing list (showing where each musical event occurs), and the teaching process (through Start, Develop, Extend, and Assess stages). Additional movement, instrument, and/ or trivia activities are given for each selection; information about each composer is given either on the student worksheet or in the lesson plan.
Permission is given for the purchaser to duplicate the reproducible materials for use with their students in one school only. The included CD has all of the musical examples.
Featured listening selections:
The Stars & Stripes Forever, Fanfare for the Common Man, Chinese Dance (from The Nutcracker Suite), Spring (1st mvmt, from The 4 Seasons), Nightclub 1960 (from Histoire du Tango), Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks (from Pictures at an Exhibition), Ev'rybody Wants to Be a Cat (from The Aristocats), Variations on America, Variations on Simple Gifts, Russian Dance (from The Nutcracker Suite), Stompin' at the Savoy, Summer (3rd mvmt, from The 4 Seasons), Mars the Bringer of War (from The Planets), Splish Splash.
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