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Spotlight on General Music : Teaching Toward the Standards - Menc The

Spotlight on General Music

Teaching Toward the Standards

By: Menc The

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Published: 1st January 2005
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General music teachers at all levels--elementary, middle school, and high school--will find ideas, suggestions, and lesson plans for teaching to the National Standards in this publication. Includes sections on teaching each of the nine standards, as well as chapters about general music, assessment, and alternative strategies such as Orff and Kodaly. Article topics include singing, composition, improvisation, and guitar.

Introductionp. 1
Standard 1
Chorus Begins in Kindergartenp. 5
Vocal Development in the Elementary School, Part Ip. 7
Vocal Development in the Elementary School, Part IIp. 9
Hispanic-American Music: A Puerto Rican Singing Gamep. 11
On the Road to Sensational Singingp. 15
Standard 2
Classroom Instruments in the Elementary Classroomp. 19
Successful Practical Tips for Immediate Recorder-Playing Improvement of Your Studentsp. 20
Using Handchimes in the General Music Classroomp. 21
Kia! Motivating Recorder Students the Martial Arts Wayp. 23
Standard 3
Practical Improvisation Strategies for the Elementary Music Teacherp. 27
Folk Music: A Practical Applicationp. 29
Software and CD-ROM Programs for Teaching Improvisationp. 31
Improvisation: Musical Conversationp. 32
Standard 4
Challenges of Teaching Young Composersp. 39
Syllable Compositions in Early Gradesp. 43
Constructing Musical Meaningp. 45
Songwriting 101: Clef Notes for Music Teachersp. 47
If You Can Write, You Can Composep. 53
Standard 5
Sample Lesson Strategies for Grade 1p. 57
Hearing What We Seep. 58
Melody Stripsp. 60
A Musical Fablep. 61
Pass It Onp. 62
Developing Music Skills: Subdividing Rhythmsp. 63
Standard 6
Discovering Sound Qualitiesp. 67
Creative Listeningp. 69
Helping Students Listen to Music through the Development of Attending Behaviorp. 71
Music Listening Experiences for Young Childrenp. 73
Putting It All Together: A Lesson Plan for Third-Grade Musicp. 74
Standard 7
Listen Up!p. 77
What Makes a Song Popular?p. 78
'The Kids Are Taking Over!' Student-Led Activitiesp. 80
Standard 8
The Power of Integrating Music with Kamishibai Japanese Story Cardsp. 85
Musical Continentsp. 87
Connecting Music to Other School Subjectsp. 88
Integrating Music in the Elementary Schoolp. 89
Writing a 'Note' in General Music: Not Just Quarter Notesp. 91
Implementing Music Standards across the Curriculump. 92
'Can-certo' Math/Music Interdisciplinary Projectp. 96
Standard 9
Native American Drum Music's Role in the Multicultural Music Classroomp. 101
A Journey of Joy: Exploring the Music of Africa in Your Classroomp. 104
Remake of Billy Joel's Song 'We Didn't Start the Fire'p. 107
Cantan y Bailan: Music, Language, and Culture-A Wonderful Mix!p. 108
The Multicultural Classroomp. 112
A Journey through Middle Eastern Music: The Modes of Expressionp. 114
Assessment
A Is for Assessmentp. 119
Why Assess Music?p. 120
Assessing Elementary Improvisationp. 123
Success with Gradingp. 126
Other Teaching Strategies
Making 'Sense' in the Music Class: A Brief Introduction to Dalcroze Eurhythmiesp. 131
Kodaly Applications in the American Music Classroomp. 136
Orff-Schulwerk: A 'Hands-On' Approachp. 138
An Excellent General Music Specialistp. 140
Connections between Music Reading and Reading Language: Gordon's Approach to Music Literacyp. 142
Secondary General Music
Painless Music History in the Middle Schoolp. 147
The Advantages of Having a Guitar Program in Every Schoolp. 149
Teaching Blues and Jazz in Middle School General Musicp. 150
Theoretically Speaking: Preparing High School Students for College-Level Music Theoryp. 153
Writing and Drawing: Points of Entry to Listening for Secondary Studentsp. 155
Teaching Historical Context in Secondary General Music Classesp. 156
Teaching the Music of Southeast Asia in Secondary General Music Classesp. 160
Skills Acquisition in Secondary Music: Keeping Kids Singing After Grade 4p. 168
Seventh-Grade General Music: Writing an Original Operap. 173
Busy Hands, Busy Minds-at All Levelsp. 175
Surviving and Thriving at Middle Levelp. 176
Guitar Studies in the Public Schoolsp. 177
Teaching Patriotic Music
John Phillip Sousa Music Lesson Plan for Kindergartenp. 181
'The Star-Spangled Banner'p. 182
Two Lessons on 'The Star-Spangled Banner'p. 185
'America the Beautiful'p. 186
General Music, Generally
Music or Mayhem? Best-Kept Secrets of Elementary Music Specialists Revealedp. 189
The Art of Integrating the Extras, Part Ip. 191
The Art of Integrating the Extras, Part IIp. 192
Understanding Inclusion in the Elementary General Music Classroomp. 194
ACTing on the National Standards: Tackling (or Taming?) the Beastp. 195
Teaching Elementary Music in the New-Urban Environmentp. 196
Lights! Camera! Action!p. 198
Keeping Up with the Latest 'Fashion' in Learningp. 199
General Music Teacher: Your Rights, Your Responsibilities, Your Rewardsp. 200
No Hablan Ingles: What's a Music Teacher to Do?p. 202
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ISBN: 9781578865741
ISBN-10: 1578865743
Series: Spotlight
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 205
Published: 1st January 2005
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.31 x 20.96  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.61