Middle School General Music: The Best Part of Your Day
Author: McAnally, Elizabeth Ann
Brand: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Number Of Pages: 174
Release Date: 06-04-2016
Details: Product Description Create a viable, meaningful program that will motivate your students and have them participating with enthusiasm with Middle School General Music: The Best Part of Your Day. A welcome guidebook for music teachers trying to navigate the sometimes turbulent waters of middle school general music, it offers strategies and lessons that have been created in the real world of general music by a practicing teacher. Revised and expanded to align with the National Core Arts Standards, each section of this second edition is full of tips and lessons to help middle schoolers develop a life-long love of music. From instructional units to composition projects, rhythm games to listening lessons, you’ll find plenty of ideas for working with young adolescents. An appendix of suggested resources steers you to materials appropriate for middle-level students. Bolster your program with the discussion about why general music is so vital in middle school. If your music classes feel like the perfect storm, let McAnally make them the best part of your day. Review If there is one book to read before teaching general music to middle school students, this is it! Elizabeth Ann McAnally entertains the reader with humorous anecdotes while sharing creative yet practical advice for developing successful learning experiences based on each of the new national standards. A wealth of valuable information awaits both the novice and the experienced teacher. By applying the innovative ideas this book offers, teachers will make middle school general music class exciting, engaging, and rich with memorable skill-building activities, cultivating a lifetime of musical enjoyment. (Debbie Lynn Wolf, professor of music education, Cairn University, Langhorne, PA) This edition of Middle School General Music is a masterfully sequenced book for fostering a love of music making with middle school students. The author realistically combines elements of creating, performing, and responding to promote successful connections to the artistic processes students experience in music classrooms. Music educators will find this book an indispensable resource. (Shelly Cooper, professor of music education, University of Arizona; editor, General Music Today) Drawing from many years of exemplary middle school teaching, Elizabeth McAnally unpacks Standards and displays them beautifully in real-world methods, techniques, and strategies that will work in any classroom. High expectations and joyful learning are possible at the middle level, and this book will guide and inspire new and veteran teachers alike. (Kevin Mixon, national board-certified teacher, composer and author of “Reaching and Teaching All Instrumental Students”) About the Author Elizabeth Ann McAnally is a middle school general music teacher and choral director in Philadelphia, PA, where she is very busy but never bored. In addition to teaching, she writes, speaks, and consults on the topics of middle school general music, urban music education, and curriculum development.
Package Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.6 inches