Description : LEVEL: Grades PreK-1 A Feast of Rhyme, Rhythm, and Song presents an interactive and engaging approach to teaching phonemic awareness - an essential foundation for later reading success. Using sound, music, and rhythm activities, young children develop the ability to hear "inside" a word - to hear specific sounds, identify the sequence of sounds in words, and understand the role sounds, or phonemes, play in word recognition. Lessons are presented sequentially, through the developmental steps involved in acquiring phonemic awareness. The process begins with the rudimentary awareness that sounds exist, and progresses in complexity to the final insight that sounds within words can be manipulated, deleted, replaced, or added. In this resource, you will find: - easy-to-follow, step-by-step lesson plans - variations for or extensions of the activities - ongoing assessment for each lesson - notations and lyrics for all the songs - templates for a full set of picture cards on CD - a Phonemic Awareness Assessment Tool - an outline of music-content standards applicable to most provinces (and states) The authors of A Feast of Rhyme, Rhythm, and Song believe that children who have experienced the joyful phonemic awareness and music activities contained in this book will be primed and ready for this next step in the remarkable journey of learning to read.
Description : From a very early age, children are attracted to rhythm and rhyme. They clap their hands, stomp their feet, and practice growing vocabulary skills by making up their own rhymes. This natural interest can provide excellent opportunities for learning and fun. Teaching preschoolers and early elementary school–age children everything from art appreciation to language skills can be facilitated by incorporating rhythm and rhyme effectively. This guide includes activities and ideas useful for teachers, librarians, caregivers, and parents. Features include activities based on Mother Goose rhymes and chapters focusing on the use of rhythm and rhyme in movement activities; ABCs, signals and sign language; singing; music; poetry; color and art; play; and the seasons. Activities include illustrations, song lyrics, and the words to rhymes and songs both famous and obscure. Ideas are complemented by anecdotes and stories illustrating their successful use. Appendices include ideas for snacks, as well as resources and addresses to help with creating the best rhythm and rhyme activities for children.
Description : Alphabetical entries provide brief biographies, highlight selected books, describe poetic style and awards won, and suggest curriculum connections for more than sixty contemporary authors of poetry for children and young adults.
Description : EARLY CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCE IN THE LANGUAGE ARTS: EARLY LITERACY, Tenth Edition helps teachers become knowledgeable companions to young children as they explore and share literature and language experiences through interesting, developmentally appropriate activities. To achieve this goal, this contemporary reference encourages reflective thinking, allows for practice of skills, and inspires the collection of ideas for future use. It thoroughly explores the primary interrelated areas of language arts--listening, speaking, reading, and writing--as well as the closely tied area of visual literacy, which is increasingly important given children’s frequent interactions with visual technology. While painting a comprehensive picture of the most important aspects of teaching early literacy, the book also incorporates valuable information that teachers can take directly into practice. Readers learn classroom activities involving stories, poems, finger plays, and puppetry. They also learn curriculum for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, with discussions of theory illuminated by practical how-to suggestions. Cultural diversity is addressed, as are program-planning ideas for English language learners and special-needs children. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : Precise scores of 19 spirituals, work-songs, and play-songs in four sections, each notated for male quartet, with a piano reduction of the vocal parts. Each piece is preceded by a detailed analysis of the music. All four sections include introductions that discuss the social context of the times, the people, and their music.