Musicplay Grade 4 Teacher Guide


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Musicplay Grade 4 Teacher's Guide
By Denise Gagne 
Teacher guide (binder) and 4 CDs
For grades 3-5 (especially grade 4)

Musicplay is a play based program - each week features a new game from which the musical concepts in the curriculum are taught. Children love music games - this is a text that will have your students really excited about learning music! The material supports and enhances science, social studies, and language arts curriculums, and is sequenced for use within Kodaly and Orff programs (some songs include orchestrations for Orff instruments).

Musicplay Grade 4 features affordably priced individual student workbooks that can be purchased separately (available separately, item 805029).

Over 70 songs are given for each grade, including action songs, singalong songs, folk songs, game songs, holiday songs, and more. Multicultural songs include Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, and African songs, sung in the original languages. Native Canadian songs and games use a variety of voicings and accompaniments in the recordings. An American song supplement is included with this Canadian series. Each song lists the melody line and lyrics, with game or action directions and related CD tracks. Many list assessment uses, curriculum connections, and/ or teaching purpose.

The teacher guide also includes an extensive listing of websites for references. Music concepts taught include eighth note with 2 sixteenth notes, syncopation, tap/ play/ and move to a steady beat, preparation for fa and ti, singing high/ low/ and middle sounds,reproducing melodies alone and with a group, 3 and 4 part rounds and canons, echo and partner songs, mallet technique, recorder (B, A, G, E, D, high C, high D, F, and C), creating new verses to songs, creating question & answer, AB and ABA forms, identifying phrases as the same or different, identifying the tempo of a piece, performing the dynamics of a piece of music using correct terms, cultural focus on the songs of the settlers and the West, and more.

See also The Orff Source(available separately, item 805034), which contains 89 arrangements correlated to the Musicplay program (grades 1-5). For listening selections suggested in the teacher guide, see the Level 4 Listening Resource Kit & CD (available separately, item 805043).

CD Song Listing, Scope & Sequence of Skills- Grade 4, About Musicplay, Grade 4 Song List (includes references to melodic tones, rhythm, other concepts, instruments, and theme), Grade 4 Poetry Selections, Glossary of DirectionsGiven in Mini-Lesson Plans, Ideas for Developing In Tune Singing, Voice Care, Assessment, Listening Selections on Listening CD, Grade 4 Orff Arrangements in The Orff Source, Naming Notes, Supplemental Resource List, Web Sites to Bookmark, MiniLesson Plans, Songs, The Orchestra, Grade 4 Reproducible Student Pages, Grade 4 Beat/ Rhythm Concepts Checklist, Grade 4 Melodic Concepts/ Singing Checklist, Grade 4 Expressive Concepts/ Creative/ Communicate Checklist, Grade 4 CD Inserts,Alphabetical Song Index.

Songs included: Wake Me Shake Me, Hey Lidee, Good Morning, Frere Jacques, Chester, Pizza Pizza, Little Tommy Tinker, Grandfather's Clock, Salish Hand Game, Black Snake, Bill Grogan's Goat, Thanksgiving Round, Topnotcher, Little Old Sod Shanty, Miss Mary Mack, Checki Morena, Bats, Ma Ku Ay, There Was an Old Witch, Witch's Broom, My Paddle, Without Dreams, Shine a Light for Peace, Cut the Cake, Land of the Silver Birch, Sarasponda, Scale Round, Do Your Ears Hang Low, I've Been to London, 2 Canadian Folk Songs, Stella Ella Olla, Christmas is Coming, Oh Hanukkah, Hallelujah Chorus, Pack the Sleigh, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, Clock Round, Japanese New Year Song, We're On the Upward Trail, 40 Below, Kookaburra, Chinese New Year Song, Make New Friends, My Gal's a Corker, J'Entends le Moulin, Gens du Pays, Let's Catch a Rooster, Nobody Likes Me, Grandpa's Whiskers, Scotland's Burning, Feller from Fortune, I'se the B'y, Tue Tue, Toembai, Recycle, One Planet, Under the Spreading Chestnut, Chatter With the Angels, I Love the Mountains, Find the Easter Basket, Compost, Walk Run Ride a Bike, Ball Game, Tulip Round, Whacky Music, Flunky Jim, Built My Lady, Old Blue, Happy Is the Miller, Sing Sing Together, There's a Hole In MyBucket, Biddy Biddy, Christopher McCracken, Crawdad Hole, Downright Upright, They Say that When You're Camping, John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt, Categories, O Canada.

Revised September, 2006.


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