Music Effect, The
From Alfred Music Publishingby Joy Nelson
The Music Effect is an engaging, ready-to-use resource for teachers who want to lead children toward music literacy, as well as lifelong enjoyment and participation in music. Designed for the kindergarten classroom, The Music Effect includes a wealth of energizing and imaginative multi-sensory activities, focusing on increasing students' musical knowledge, skill, and conceptual development. The creative, sequential lesson activities range from easy to challenging and correlate with the National Standards for Music Education.
Lessons include connections to speech, language arts, storytelling, visual arts, creative drama, dance, poetry, science, social studies, math, and nature. Reproducible copy masters enhance the lessons, making it easy to prepare and have students actively engaged in the lesson. Assessment is reinforced through simple and effective charts for measuring students' musical growth and progress. The accompanying CD contains recordings of all the chants, songs, and orchestral pieces included in the lessons and activities.
Book 1 concentrates on beat, soft and loud, tempo, and rests. Book 2 focuses on rhythm patterns, sounds around us, high and low, and melodic patterns.