Transitions with Young Children
Margie La Bella
Making Multicultural Instruments
Daria's Instructions for Making Cajons, Shekeres, Didgeradoos and Rain Sticks.
The P.R.I.Z.E. Method of Teaching Songs and Chants
Charlotte Diamond shows to to make songs educational and interactive.
You Played a Song... NOW What?
Sue Fenton, M.Ed. presents suggestions for getting the most out of songs in the classroom.
Using Visuals with Music in the Classroom
E-X-T-E-N-D-I-N-G Songs as Teaching Supplements
How to Keep Your Students' Interest with Repeated Playings of Music
Ten Ways to Help Kids Become Enthusiastic Learners through Music
by Patricia Shih
Tunes for Tasks:
Michelle Lazar, MT-BC shows how to create your own songs to enhance early childhood activities and transitions.
Using Melodic Music Lyrics to Teach a Target Language
Tom Blodget, M.A.
Transition Tips and Tricks from "Dr. Jean" Feldman
Creative Variations for Singing the ABCs and Chanting the Alphabet
Jukebox: Selecting Songs for Classroom Transitions
Mystery Person: Language Experience Approach Activity
Oral Language Circle Time Activity
Discipline in the General Music Class
Teaching Social Skills to Children
Rich Allen on "Using Music to Create a Dynamic Learning Environment"
Music as One of Your Classroom Strategies
A Cornucopia of Useful Points Regarding Music
Sonja Dunn on "The How and Why of Chanting"
Just What Is A Chant?
Chanting: A Springboard into Learning
Dramatic Possibilities With Chants
Encouraging Students to Write Their Own Chants
Ideas For Writing Stories
Bill Harley offers creative suggestions for designing writing prompts.
Using Shakers to Teach Important Concepts and
Changing Tempo to Keep Children's Attention and
Fridays: Celebrating the Week's End in Song
Implementing Music in the Classroom
Eric Jensen discusses guidelines for the practical use of music.
Music: The Key to Learning
Musical Picture Books: Compiled by Joanie Calem
Books That Are Actually Songs
Books That Have Wonderfully Rhythmic Texts
Books To Add Percussion Instruments To!
Books About The Musical Experience, Or To Accompany Musical Pieces!
"Pass the Microphone, Please"
Marianne Morin shows how she uses karaoke to generate enthusiasm.
Picture-Song Storybooks: Including Expository, Traditional, and Raffi Songs
More Picture-Song Storybooks: Including Pop-Up and Motown Songs
Picture-Song Storybooks for Babies and Toddlers: Regina Newlin
Using Alliterative Songs to Teach Letter Sounds
Nancy Schimmel and Fran Avni
Reading and Writing With Song
How you can get the most out of the resources in this site.
The "ReWrite" Strategy: Using Music to Teach Content-Area Subjects
The Road to Literacy
Teacher/Musician Greg Whitfield on the importance of teaching letter sounds.
Teaching Children to Listen for Initial Letter Sounds
Write Your Own Songs!
Books With Rhyme, Alliteration, and Other Word Play
Nancy Schimmel and Fran Avni
The Directed Reading Using Music Activity
African-American History in Song
Jenny Heitler-Klevans, Two of a Kind
iPod®/MP3 Player or CD Player?
Jerrilyn Stover, M.A
Should You Play Background Music During Active Learning?
Background music, the "Mozart Effect," and setting a classroom mood.
Using Fingerplays for Educational Purposes
Music with Mar.
Multiplication Skip-Counting Games
Teaching Children Not to Tease and
Teaching Good Eating Habits and
Cough and Sneeze Into Your Elbows! and
Teaching Kids to Appreciate the Small Things in Life
Musical Vocabulary Links: Learning by Association and Repetition
Betsy B. Lee, Ed.S. shows how to use songs like The Star-Spangled Banner to improve reading comprehension and vocabulary.
Using Music to Build Phonemic Awareness
Laura Woodall and Brenda Ziembroski
The Underground Railroad
Teaching Simple Machines and Newtonian Mechanics
Learning from Lyrics/Music & Society
The Kennedy Center ArtsEdge
Tap Your Feet
Provided by MENC in partnership with PBS on teachervision.com
Musical-ESL Lesson Plan Ideas
Suzanne L. Medina's E.S.L. Through Music