Musicplay is an award winning music curriculum for elementary schools. Musicplay is a sequential curriculum with lessons that follow the calendar year. The weekly lesson outlines the new concepts that will be taught, those that will be reviewed, and include seasonal and holiday repertoire. The planning is done for the teacher!
Year Plans are included for each grade.
Monthly Lesson Outlines give you the month at a glance.
There is more than enough material in the lesson plan for two thirty minute music classes.
The lesson plans are like a menu. There are many song choices and for each song there are activities to choose from.
You choose the songs and the activities that teach the curriculum concepts required by your state or province.
(Musicplay is aligned to all state and provincial curriculums!)
You choose the songs and activities that hold the most appeal for you and your students.
Feel free to substitute freely - Musicplay provides the framework - you get to make the choices.
Recordings are included in the teacher's guides! (No downloads from itunes are required)
* 6 Performance/Accompaniment CDs of songs and multicultural listening examples are included!
The Musicplay for Middle School CDs have more than 100 musical selections! Teen and adult voices are used, and there are licensed recordings as well. Accompaniments include Orff arrangements, piano accompaniments and orchestrated accompaniments. Performance songs on the CDs have both performance tracks and accompaniment tracks - you can use the accompaniments only for your performances. Multicultural songs feature authentic performances - the songs are in original languages and are sung by native singers. Many of the multicultural songs are game songs that appeal to children even though the language and sound may be unfamiliar. Many rounds are included so your students can begin singing in parts. Musicplay for Middle School includes a wealth of choral selections and folk songs in unison as well two and three parts.
Assessment suggestions are given throughout the teacher's guides.
Checklists of important skills are included if your district requires the use of them.
Reproducibles are included in Musicplay for Middle School.
The Musicplay for Middle School teacher's guide includes SATB recorder ensembles.
Musicplay for Middle School reproducibles include 47 worksheets for music writing practice and assessment.
Musicplay supports and enhances science, social studies, and language arts curriculums. In middle school, songs to teach vowels and consonants are included. The Musicplay for Middle School student books or Digital Resources are a wonderful literacy tool providing many opportunities for shared reading. Students will develop reading skills while they learn music. Poetry is included in Musicplay for Middle School.
Musicplay for Middle School includes projects for middle school students. A pop song project accompanies the Avril Lavigne song, "SK8ER BOI." A composition project moves students from creating rhythm compositions to writing their own 12 bar blues and raps.