Sound Stories Round the Year


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Sound Stories Round the Year
Folk Tales, Fables, and Poems for the Music Classroom
By Karen Farnum Surmani and Anna Wentlent
Book and CD-ROM
Grades 1-5

It's storybook time in music class! This useful collection adds instrument playing and sound exploration to well-known literature. The 16 sound stories have been organized by season, providing a choice for every month of the school year. Included are "The Spider and the Fly," "The Legend of the Poinsettia," "Babe, the Blue Ox," "The Tortoise and the Hare," and more. For convenience, each story is included as a PDF on the Data CD, allowing you to easily display it on a whiteboard or print student copies.

Each lesson includes the following:
1. Folk Tale, Fable or Poem
2. Instrument Key (playing instructions included)
3. Teaching Extensions (labeled by subject area: History, Language Arts, Drama, Music, or Art)
4. Companion Song (melody notated on the treble clef with lyrics)

The Migration of the Grey Squirrels
Halloween Dance
The Spider and the Fly
Falling Leaves

The Legend of the Poinsettia
The Mitten
Paul Bunyan and Babe, the Blue Ox
Crow Brings the Daylight

Who Likes the Rain?
Kate Shelley Saves the Train
The Emperor's Flowers
The Princess and the Frog

I Bought Me a Cat
The Little Red Hen
The Tortoise and the Hare
Over in the Meadow  


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