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Catalogue Number:  520139
Producer:  Magna Systems
Subject:  Professional Development
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Educators
Country Of Origin:  U.S.
Copyright Year:  2007
Running Time:  25

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All teachers can learn to use the most basic musical instrument ; the human voice ; to accomplish instructional objectives. They can use songs to instruct, even if they are not accomplished musicians. This program shows teachers successfully using singing in classroom activities for pre-school, kindergarten, and other early-year classes. It also explores why the combination of lyrics and melody work as a teaching modality. Singing and Songs demonstrates and explains how any teacher can incorporate these skills into everyday classroom activities.

Viewers explore:

• Who can use singing in the classroom.
• What songs are the most popular with teachers and children.
• When songs work well during transitions between various activities.
• Where singing and songs can fit within state-mandated curriculum standards.
• Why singing works, on the most basic level.
• How you can use songs to teach language, social skills, and math concepts, even if you think you can't carry a tune.
• How to make up songs to common melodies.
• How to get children involved with making up their own songs.
• How to use the Internet and other resources to find songs for the classroom.
• How songs help children with disabilities.
• How to adapt songs other teachers use in their classrooms.

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