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Musicplay Grade 5 Teacher Guide

By Gagné, Denise
Item No. 805030
Alt. Part # 720
UPC Code 9781894096386
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Musicplay Grade 5 Teacher's Guide By Denise Gagné Teacher guide (binder) and 4 CDs For grades 4-6 (especially grade 5) Musicplay is a play based program - each week features a newgame from which the musical concepts in the curriculum are taught. Children love music games - this is a text
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Musicplay Grade 5 Teacher's Guide

By Denise Gagné

Teacher guide (binder) and 4 CDs

For grades 4-6 (especially grade 5)

Musicplay is a play based program - each week features a newgame 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 5 features affordably priced individual student workbooks that can be purchased separately, item 805031. 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 identifying different meters (2/4,3/4, 4/4, and 6/8), using pickup notes, major scales, using I-IV-V chords, 2-part harmony, simple tonic orchestration, playing ensemble pieces for barred instruments, playing the guitar or ukulele, 2-part soprano recorder, creating accompanimentsfor songs, identifying phrases as the same or different, use of D.C. and Coda, first and second endings, use and identification of accelerando and ritardando, singing expressively showing an understanding of the text, performing and listening tosongs from a variety of cultural heritages and historical periods, identifying instrument families, integration with literature by creating accompaniments for poems and stories, and more.

The first 3 CD's feature both performance and accompaniment tracks for most songs, while CD #4 has 15 recorder accompaniments.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 5 Listening Resource Kit & CD (available separately, item 805044).


  • CD Song Listing
  • Scope & Sequence of Skills- Grade 5
  • About Musicplay
  • Grade 5 Song List (includes references to melodic tones, rhythm, other concepts, instruments, and theme)
  • Grade 5 Poetry Selections
  • Glossary of Directions Given in Mini-Lesson Plans
  • Ideas for Developing In Tune Singing
  • Voice Care
  • Assessment
  • Listening Selections on Listening CD
  • Grade 5 Orff Arrangements in The Orff Source
  • Naming Notes
  • Supplemental Resource List
  • Web Sites to Bookmark
  • MiniLesson Plans
  • Songs
  • Grade 5 Reproducible Student Pages
  • Note Name Assessment 1 & 2
  • Draw the Note Assessment 1 & 2
  • Note Values Assessment 1 & 2
  • Form Assessment, Major/ Minor Listening Assessment
  • Key Signature Worksheet/ Assessment
  • Instrument Identification Assessment
  • Answer Key
  • Grade 5 CD Inserts
  • Alphabetical Song Index

Songs included:

  • Mamma Don't Allow
  • Concentration
  • Categories
  • Boom Chicka Boom
  • The Capitals
  • Pass the Stick
  • Little Tommy Tinker
  • Ickle Ockle
  • When I Believe
  • Liza Jane
  • My Paddle
  • Biddy Biddy
  • We Are Thankful
  • Land of the Silver Birch
  • Button Jack Was Every Inch
  • 2 Canadian Folk Songs
  • Ronald MacDonald
  • Skin & Bones
  • Ghost of Tom
  • Whistle Daughter
  • Cheki Morena
  • Lady in the Graveyard
  • Raindrops Round
  • He's Got the Whole World
  • Peace is Flowing
  • Ho Ho Watanay
  • Stick Game
  • Scale Round
  • George Washington Bridge
  • Indian Summer
  • Salish Hand Game
  • I've a Car
  • Old Texas
  • Christmas is Coming
  • C'est l'Aviron
  • Green Sally Up
  • Light the Candles
  • Jingle Bells
  • Shopping Blues
  • Japanese New Year Song
  • Row Row
  • 40 Below
  • Hot Potato
  • En Roulant
  • Tom Dooley
  • Cobbler
  • Make New Friends
  • Chinese New Year Song
  • Rainbow Color
  • Azitron
  • My Gal's a Corker
  • Kookaburra
  • Click Go the Shears
  • Brave Wolfe
  • Tombaii
  • Whacky Music
  • Un Canadien Errant
  • John Kanakanaka
  • I Am Slowly Going Crazy
  • Drill Ye Tarriers
  • Hide the Easter Basket
  • Old Woman
  • Haida
  • Riel Farewell
  • The Ship Titanic
  • Show You Care
  • Tue Tue
  • Make a Difference
  • Come Follow
  • Drunken Sailor
  • Hey Ho Nobody Home
  • Sing Sing Together
  • Clementine
  • Take Me Out to the Ballgame
  • Ball Go Round
  • Kelligrew Soiree
  • They Say That When You're Camping
  • Shalom

Revised September, 2006.

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