Making The Grade
From Alfred Music Publishingby Valeaira Luppens and Greg Foreman
Creative Standards-Based Lessons For The Music Classroom
This is an excellent resource designed to specifically target each of the nine MENC National Standards for Music Education. Each standard is represented by a unit of creative lesson plans that incorporate folk, classical, and original music. Each of the 55 lessons clearly details the materials needed, introduces the activity, explains concepts, and builds and reinforces students' music skills.
Reproducible student worksheets are included, saving preparation time for the teacher while encouraging student thinking skills as well as musical skills. (Grades 3-6)