Creative Connections is an outstanding resource for general music teachers, compiling specially crafted games, songs, and lesson plans to actively connect new material to prior knowledge. Fully reproducible and designed for grades 2 - 6, the activities utilize the art of play to introduce, explore, review, apply, transfer, master, and assess musical concepts. These activities lend themselves well to meeting the National Standards for Music Education, as well as incorporating Common Core and professional growth evaluation goals, such as marzano's "using physical movement" and "using academic games."
The innovative lesson plans are easy to use and enjoyable for teachers and students alike. The activities offer inventive ideas for inexpensive yet creative manipulatives, such as large boxes and small rhythmic dice, beat boards, rhythmic value-sized rhythm cards, stuffed animals, small play tents, and a giant, floor-sized music staff. Also included is a Data CD of the book with templates and visuals for easy projection, classroom sharing, and immediate use.
Help your students make Creative Connections today!
- Modern Mixer II
- In the Hall of the Mountain King
- Rhythm Roller Coaster
- Beat Box
- Who's Hiding in the Tent?
- Listen Up
- The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
- Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
- Alphabet Rap and Word Jump
- Puppy Dog
- Four White Horses
- The Syncopated Clock
- Supersonic Symbols
- Term Mania
- Coda: Assessment