First We Sing! Teaching Strategies (Primary Grades)
Teaching strategies for rhythmic and melodic elements taught in primary grades (K-2) are printed on 3-hole punched loose-leaf paper so teachers can easily customize the teaching sequence in order to make the most of each lesson. Each teaching strategy contains a list of requisite readiness elements and skills (what the students need to know and be able to do) before learning the new element. It includes a list of activities to prepare for the new element, a scripted, step-by-step procedure for presenting it, and ways to practice using the new element in each skill area.The strategies in this volume are geared towards the primary grades. Ne w and experienced teachers alike will find FIRST WE SING to be a practical, flexible and creative resource for bringing Kodaly's approach into American music classrooms.