Authors Micheal Houlahan and Philip Tacka use the latest research findings in cognition and perception to create a system not only appropriate for the developmental stages of second-grade students but also one which integrates vertically between elementary music classes. The methods outlined in this volume encourage greater musical ability and creativity in children by teaching them to sing, move, play instruments, and develop music literacy skills. In addition, Kodály in the Fourth Grade Classroom promotes critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration skills. Although the book uses the Kodály philosophy, its methodology has also been tested by teachers certified in Orff and Dalcroze and has proven an essential guide for teachers no matter what their personal philosophy and specific training might be.
Chapter 1: Building the Framework for a Grade Four Music Curriculum based on the Kodály Concept
Chapter 2: Developing a Music Repertoire: Children as Stewards of Their Cultural and Musical Heritage
Chapter 3: Teaching Strategies: Teaching Music Concepts and Elements in Grade 4
Chapter 4: Developing Music Skills and Creative Expression: Children as Performers
Chapter 5: Eight Units and 40 Sequential Lessons Plans for Grade 4
Chapter 6: Assessment of Performance, Reading, Writing, and Improvisation in Grade 4