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Music, Articles & Websites used in “Using Music In the Classroom” presentation © Suzanne Sherman Propp

Some of this music is available on the Just Add Music! Spotify Playlist, which is a constant work-in-progress

MUSIC TO USE DURING TRANSITIONS & ROUTINES

Examples of MUSIC to use to teach Curriculum (Please note that these are just a few suggestions; during the school year I use hundreds of songs for curricular purposes):

For Artists/Writers Workshop:  Edvard Grieg “In the Hall of the Mountain King” from the “Peer Gynt Suite” (1875)

READING & WRITING BACKGROUND MUSIC

TEACHING HOW TO READ (sing and read along at the same time)

GRAMMER/ELA:

SOCIAL STUDIES/HISTORY

SCIENCE

MATH

SPANISH

  • Remember Me” Lyric Video with Spanish & English from “Coco” by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (2018 Oscar Winner for Best Song)

ARTICLES to Support The Use of Music In the Classroom

WEBSITES

BOOKS to use when READING to your class:

  • A You’re Adorable song written by Buddy Kaye, Fred Wise & Sidney Lippman, book illustrated by Martha Alexander (Candlewick Press)
  • Happy song written by Pharrell Williams (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)
  • This Land Is Your Land song written by Woody Guthrie and paintings by Kathy Jakobsen (Little, Brown and Co)
  • Puff, The Magic Dragon song written by Peter Yarrow & Lenny Lipton with paintings by Eric Puybaret (Sterling Publishing)
  • Take Me Out To The Ballgame song by Jack Norworth, illustrated by Amiko Hirao, performed by Carly Simon (Imagine/A Peter Yarrow Book)

And…are you losing your voice?  Here’s a good article for teachers regarding VOCAL HEALTH.

Contact Suzanne Sherman Propp for more information.