Middle School General Music: The Best Part of Your Day

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"Create a viable, participatory program that will motivate your students and have them singing with enthusiasm with Middle School General Music: The Best Part of Your Day. A welcome guidebook for music teachers trying to navigate the sometimes turbulent waters of middle school general music, it offers strategies and lessons that have been tested and refined in the music classroom." Following the nine National Standards for Music Education, each chapter is full of tips and lessons to help middle schoolers meet high standards in their understanding of music. From a music critics unit to composition projects and rhythm games, you'll find plenty of tips for working with young adolescents. A chapter full of suggested resources steers you to materials appropriate for middle-level students. Bolster your program with the discussion on why general music is so vital in middle school. If your music classes feel like the perfect storm, let Elizabeth McAnally make them the best part of your day.

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Editorial Reviews

Diane Persellin
Where was this book when I first taught sixth-grade general music? Elizabeth Ann McAnally has written an excellent book, organized around the National Standards for Music Education, that every middle school—and upper elementary!—general music teacher will want to read and use. This is an easy read and is chock-a-block full of specific teaching strategies and games that are highly appealing, age-appropriate, and musical for today’s middle schoolers.
Virginia Lam
This book is an excellent resource for teaching general/vocal music to students in the middle years. It is based on real-world experiences from a veteran teacher who demonstrates compassion for meeting the challenges of teaching adolescents in an urban environment. Highly recommended!
Patrick K. Freer
Middle School General Music is firmly grounded in the belief that learning to do music results in learning about music. Instead of the far too-common drudgery of stereotypical worksheet-and-lecture music appreciation classes, McAnally offers activity-based music activities designed with the needs and interests of young adolescents in mind. These activities will apply equally well in school music situations with a variety of resources and budgets. McAnally's affinity for the middle school general music student shines through in this practical, approachable book.
Viginia Lam
This book is an excellent resource for teaching general/vocal music to students in the middle years. It is based on real-world experiences from a veteran teacher who demonstrates compassion for meeting the challenges of teaching adolescents in an urban environment. Highly recommended!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607093145
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/16/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 110
  • Sales rank: 445,533
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Ann McAnally is a middle school general music teacher and choral director at Woodrow Wilson Middle School in Philadelphia, where she is very busy, but never bored! In addition to teaching, she writes and speaks on the topics of middle school general music and urban music education.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction: Why Middle School General Music? Part 2 Preface Chapter 3 National Standard #1 Chapter 4 National Standard #2 Chapter 5 National Standard #3 Chapter 6 National Standard #4 Chapter 7 National Standard #5 Chapter 8 National Standard #6 Chapter 9 National Standard #7 Chapter 10 National Standard #8 Chapter 11 National Standard #9

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