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ERIC Number: ED488715
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 206
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-1-5654-5170-8
Spotlight on General Music: Teaching Toward the Standards
Rowman & Littlefield Education
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 new addition to the popular Spotlight series. It includes sections on teaching each of the nine standards, as well as chapters about secondary general music, assessment, and alternative teaching strategies such as Orff and Kodaly. Article topics include singing, composition, improvisation, and guitar. The best-selling Spotlight series contains articles that have appeared in MENC's state affiliate magazines in recent years. Following the Introduction, Section 1: "Standard 1" contains the following articles: (1) "Chorus Begins in Kindergarten" (Gwendolyn McGraw); (2) "Vocal Development in the Elementary School, Part I" (Linda McKinley); (3) "Vocal Development in the Elementary School, Part II" (Linda McKinley); (4) "Hispanic-American Music: A Puerto Rican Singing Game" (Milagros Agnostini Quesada); and (5) "On the Road to Sensational Singing" (Nancy Rittenhouse Wehrkamp). Section 2: "Standard 2" contains the following articles: (6) "Classroom Instruments in the Elementary Classroom" (Lynn Brinckmeyer); (7) "Successful Practical Tips for Immediate Recorder-Playing Improvement of Your Students" (Fred Kersten); (8) "Using Handchimes in the General Music Classroom" (Joyce Nutzman); and (9) "Kia! Motivating Recorder Students the Martial Arts Way" (Diane Weiner). Section 3: "Standard 3" contains the following articles: (10) "Practical Improvisation Strategies for the Elementary Music Teacher" (Susan Gilson); (11) "Folk Music: A Practical Application" (Dianne Hardy); (12) "Software, and CD-ROM Programs for Teaching Improvisation" ( Kimberly McCord); and (13) "Improvisation: Musical Conversation" ( James E. Rimington). Section 4: "Standard 4" contains the following articles: (14) "Challenges of Teaching Young Composers" (Deborah Barber); (15) "Syllable Composition in Early Grades" (Donna Croft); (16) "Constructing Musical Meaning" (Hilree J. Hamilton); (17) "Songwriting 101: Clef Notes for Music Teachers" (Gary W. Lenz); and (18) "If You Can Write, You Can Compose" (Charles Rochester Young). Section 5: "Standard 5" contains the following articles: (19) "Sample Lesson Strategies for Grade 1" (Ruth Argabright); (20) "Hearing What We See" (Douglas Bartholomew); (21) "Melody Strips" (Elaine Burgett); (22) "A Musical Fable" (Cydney Dixon); (23) "Pass It On" (Karen Rotz); and (24) "Developing Music Skills: Subdividing Rhythms" (Mark Wolbers). Section 6: "Standard 6" contains the following articles: (25) "Discovering Sound Qualities" (Donna Cox); (26) "Creative Listening" (Dianne Hardy); (27) "Helping Students Listen to Music through the Development of Attending Behavior" (Maureen R. (Manjerovic) Plochocki); (28) "Music Listening Experiences for Young Children" (Wendy Sims); and (29) "Putting It All Together: A Lesson Plan for Third-Grade Music" (Patricia Spoor). Section 7: "Standard 7" contains the following articles: (30) "Listen Up" (Lyn Brinckmeyer); (31) "What Makes a Song Popular" (Charles P. Cassara); and (32) "The Kids Are Taking Over! Student-Led Activities" (Kimberly Holster). Section 8: "Standard 8" contains the following articles: (33) "The Power of Integrating Music with Kamishibai Japanese Story Cards" (Dorothy Komentani Kittaka; (34) "Musical Continents" (Dianne Krehbiel); (35) "Connecting Music to Other School Subjects" (Anne Lyon); (36) "Integrating Music in the Elementary School" (Alicia Mueller); (37) "Writing a "Note" in General Music: Not Just Quarter Notes" (Fran Page, and Pamela W. Millice); (38) "Implementing Music Standards across the Curriculum" (Herb Parker, Jr.); and (39) "Can-Certo Math/Music Interdisciplinary Project" (Linda A. Sharp). Section 9: "Standard 9" contains the following articles: (40) "Native American Drum Music's Role in the Multicultural Music Classroom" (Shawn L. Brehm); (41) "A Journey of Joy: Exploring the Music of Africa in Your Classroom" (Julie A. Ford); (42) "Remake of Billy Joel's Song 'We Didn't Start the Fire'" (Mark Izzo); (43) "Cantan y Bailan: Music, Language, and Culture-A Wonderful Mix!" (Isabel Barbara O'Hagin); (44) "The Multicultural Classroom" (Frances Rauscher); and (45) "A Journey through Middle Eastern Music: The Modes of Expression" (Christine Sezer). Section 10: "Assessment" contains the following articles: (46) "A is for Assessment" (Shawn R. Funk); (47) "Why Assess Music?" (Kimberly Holster); (48) "Assessing Elementary Improvisation" (Carmen Lopez); and (49) "Success with Grading" (Mel Pontious). Section 11: "Other Teaching Strategies" contains the following articles: (50) "Making 'Sense' in the Music Class: A Brief Introduction to Dalcroze Eurhythmics" (J. Timothy Caldwell); (51) "Kodaly Applications in the American Music Classroom" (June M.Grice); (52) "Orff-Schulwerk: A 'Hands-On' Approach" (Linda Honn); (53) "An Excellent General Music Specialist" (Donna Nagle); and (54) "Connections between Music Reading and Reading Language: Gordon's Approach to Music Literacy" (Cynthia Crump Taggart). Section 12: "Secondary General Music" contains the following articles: (55) "Painless Music History in the Middle School" (Linda Carrier); (56) "The Advantages of Having a Guitar Program in Every School" (John Coco); (57) "Teaching Blues and Jazz in Middle School General Music" (Ruth Debrot); (58) "Theoretically Speaking: Preparing High School Students for College-Level Music Theory" (Jeffery Gillespie); (59) "Writing and Drawing: Points of Entry to Listening for Secondary Students" (Hilree J. Hamilton); (60) "Teaching Historical Context in Secondary General Music Classes" (George N. Heller); (61) "Teaching the Music of Southeast Asia in Secondary General Music Classes" (George N. Heller); (62) "Skills Acquisition in Secondary Music: Keeping Kids Singing after Grade 4" (Allen Howell); (63) "Seventh-Grade General Music Writing an Original Opera" (Eileen Hower); (64) "Busy Hands, Busy Minds-at All Levels" (Dale Misenhelter); (65) "Surviving and Thriving at Middle Level" (David Reul); and (66) "Guitar Studies in the Public Schools" (Rozanne Wilson-Marsh). Section 13: "Teaching Patriotic Music" contains the following articles: (67) "John Phillip Sousa Music Lesson Plan for Kindergarten" (Laurie Bailey); (68) "The Star Spangled Banner" (Mike Boday); (69) "Two Lessons on 'The Star Spangled Banner'" (Katie Brautigam); and (70) "America the Beautiful" (Donna Croft). Section 14: "General Music, Generally" contains the following articles: (71) "Music or Mayhem? Best Kept Secrets of Elementary Music Specialists Revealed" (Amy A. Alley); (72) "The Art of Integrating the Extras, Part I" (Donna Cowan); (73) "The Art of Integrating the Extras, Part II" (Donna Cowan); (74) "Understanding Inclusion in the Elementary General Music Classroom" (Pamela Hoefs); (75) "ACTing on the National Standards: Tackling (or Taming?) the Beast" ( Kimberly (Burns) Inks); (76) "Teaching Elementary Music in the New-Urban Environment" (Adam Martinelli); (77) "Lights! Camera! Action!" (Mary Beth Ming); (78) "Keeping Up with the Latest 'Fashion' in Learning" (Grace Ohlenbusch); (79) "General Music Teacher: Your Rights, Your Responsibilities, Your Rewards" ( Barbara Porter); and (80) "No Hablan Ingles: What's a Music Teacher to Do?" ( Joan T. Stansbury).
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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