(Grades 1-5) · Have you tried to build a music lesson that capitalizes on the love your students already have for stories and storytelling, but found yourself short on preparation time? If so, this collection is for you! Donna Dirksing has collected five of the most-loved children stories, and interspersed each of them with familiar songs that complement each story. The songs are easy to teach and use only a simple piano accompaniment, although an optional Orff accompaniment is included as well. Your students are sure to stay engaged because they are actively participating, and opportunities for literacy, movement and art extensions abound.
Contents: The Wide-Mouthed Frog · Flies Flies · The Giant Turnip · Jack and the Beanstalk · Jack's Song · The Giant · Goldilocks and the Three Bears · Yonder Come Day · Somebody · The Diggity Drummer of Dawgtown · Cats · The Dawg Song.