What to Teach When Grades 4-5


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What to Teach When Grades 4 - 5
A Thoughtful and Engaging Music Curriculum
By Don Dupont and Brian Hiller
Book and CD-ROM
Grades 4–5

Whether you are a new music educator or a seasoned veteran, you will never again have to ask What to Teach When. Following their elemental approach, this easy-to-adopt curriculum from master teachers Don Dupont and Brian Hiller targets developmentally appropriate skills that every fourth and fifth grade student should master in the areas of melody, rhythm, form, timbre, and texture. All visuals and manipulatives needed to teach the lessons are available on the included CD, prepared for you in full color.

Fourth Grade
My Name Is, Coca-Cola, Mississippi Mud Pie, Old Brass Wagon, Ging Gong Gooli, Pass It to You, Skin and Bones, Tom Tom the Piper's Son, Little Swallow, Osti Spumanti, Snail, Jelly Belly, Short'nin' Bread, Ducec, Rocky Mountain, This Train, Thunder, Suzume No Gakko (The Sparrow's Singing School), I Want to Rise, El Pavito, Good News, Name That Tune, John Kanakanaka, Fais Dodo, Frere Jacques, Al Citron, Question Question, Follow Follow, Laughing Laughing, Let's Compose!, Donkeys and Carrots, Old Jim John, Earth Moves, Perry Merry Dictum Dominee.
Sample Lesson Plan: Fudge, Fudge

Fifth Grade
Jambo Jambo!, Percussion Concussion II, Here Comes the Rain, Merrily We Roll Along, Old Dan Tucker, One More River, Chop Chop!, A Flea and a Fly, Old Roger Is Dead, Ev'ry Baby Llama, J'Entends le Moulin, I Hear the Train a-Comin', Ezekiel Saw the Wheel, Great Big House in New Orleans, Lost My Gold Ring, Canten Cantores, Good King Wenceslas, Noel Nouvelet, Alley Alley-Oh, State Chant, Bwana Awabariki, Sandy Land, Ananse, Solas Market, America America!, Cobbler Cobbler, Ah Poor Bird, The North Wind and the Sun, Coca-Cola Went to Town, Little Tommy Tinker, Blow Ye Winds, The Monday Mornin' Blues, Tue Tue, This Train Is Bound for Glory / When the Saints Go Marching In (Partner Songs), Let's Compose!
Sample Lesson Plan: Viva la Musica!

Fourth-Grade Scope and Sequence
Fifth-Grade Scope and Sequence
Instrument Glossary
Curwen/Glover hand Signs


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