Music Through Children's Literature

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Develop music appreciation among your students with folk songs, rhythmic poems, stories with musical themes, and picture books with strong musical links. Designed for teaching flexibility, these lessons can be adapted according to a teacher's level of musical proficiency and time limitations. Sections cover rhythm, melody, form, instruments, music history, and dance forms, with lively activities that involve singing, playing instruments, chanting, and movement. These are perfect for the nonmusician who is ...

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Overview

Develop music appreciation among your students with folk songs, rhythmic poems, stories with musical themes, and picture books with strong musical links. Designed for teaching flexibility, these lessons can be adapted according to a teacher's level of musical proficiency and time limitations. Sections cover rhythm, melody, form, instruments, music history, and dance forms, with lively activities that involve singing, playing instruments, chanting, and movement. These are perfect for the nonmusician who is teaching music as well as the seasoned music specialist.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563080210
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/1/1993
  • Series: Through Children's Literature Series
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Pages: 142
  • Age range: 4 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

DONNA B. LEVENE has been an elementary and high school library media specialist in the Cherry Creek School District of Colorado for thirteen years, currently at Overland High School in Aurora, Colorado. She also performs as a soloist and an accompanist as a member of a local music organization.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Rhythm
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom 3
The Completed Hickory Dickory Dock 5
Crocodile Beat 8
Miss Mary Mack: And Other Children's Street Rhymes 10
Possum Come A-Knockin' 12
Train Song 15
Melody
All the Pretty Horses 21
Fiddle-I-Fee: A Farmyard Song for the Very Young 23
Georgia Music 25
Grandma's Band 28
Mary Wore Her Red Dress, and Henry Wore His Green Sneakers 30
Sing, Pierrot, Sing: A Picture Book in Mime 32
Ten Bears in My Bed: A Goodnight Countdown 34
There's a Hole in the Bucket 37
Form & Style
Bonjour, Mr. Satie 41
The Complete Story of the Three Blind Mice 44
Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices 46
Mama Don't Allow 48
Nathaniel Talking 51
Rondo in C 54
Instruments
All Join In 59
Berlioz the Bear 61
City Sounds 64
Good Times on Grandfather Mountain 66
Music, Music for Everyone 68
Nicholas Cricket 70
Oh, A-Hunting We Will Go 72
Dances
Barn Dance 77
The Dancing Granny 79
Dancing the Breeze 81
Dinosaur Dances 83
Mirandy and Brother Wind 86
Shimmy Shake Earthquake: Don't Forget to Dance Poems 88
Skip to My Lou 90
History
The Boy Who Loved Music 95
Cowboy Dreams 98
The Erie Canal 101
Follow the Drinking Gourd 103
Mozart Tonight 105
Ragtime Tumpie 107
Song Collections 111
Index 113
About the Author 117
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