Children's Literature for the Music Classroom {Story and Song}

Created ByAileen Miracle
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Wanting to incorporate more children's literature into your music classroom? This product includes:

*"Giraffes Can't Dance" by Andreae and Parker-Rees: includes mini-lesson to discuss musical styles/ genres and personal preferences, bulletin board visuals, and SMART Notebook file with embedded music, for waltz, rock n' roll, tango, cha cha, Scottish reel, nature, and classical, to be played while reading the book. Please note, if you don't have SMART notebook, you can view the file for free at!

*"Old Bear" by Kevin Henkes: Includes mini-lesson and "Grizzly Bear" song and game

*"Quick as a Cricket" by Audrey and Don Wood: includes mini-lesson for musical opposites and listening, Listening lesson visuals, and bulletin board visuals

*"What Will Fat Cat Sit On?" by Jan Thomas: Includes mini-lesson for vocal exploration, Animal vocal exploration slideshow, and "I have a cat" chant

*"Doggone Dogs" by Beaumont and Catrow: Includes mini-lesson for ti-ti and ta preparation and/or practice, Preparation and practice visuals, "Bow Wow Wow" song and dance

*"Winter Lullaby" by Seuling and Newbold: Includes mini-lesson

*A list of my seven favorite singalong books, with grade levels, notes, and where to find the music for each, and the song "Who killed Cock Robin?", for use with the book by Kevin O'Malley

*A book index of my 48 favorite children's books to use in the music classroom, indexed by grade level(s), concepts/ skills, notes, and when appropriate, where to find the lessons in my products. Book titles are linked so that you can click and purchase the book online at Amazon or Alibris Books.

Read some of the reviews:

"This is so wonderful! The teachers in my building really appreciate the exposure to literature and reading!"

"Oh, this file looks incredible! It is exactly what I am looking for this year. I want to use a lot more literature with my PreK and K kiddos and this fits my need perfectly! I love how music is embedded in the smartboard slides - this is a great time saver. I can't wait to use these this year, in a few weeks to be exact. Thank you and please do more of these!"

"I can not tell you how much time you have saved me in creating these, and how excited I am to use them with the students!"

Please note that you will have to either purchase tracks for the "Quick as a Cricket" listening lesson, or use appropriate music from your own music library. Royalty-free music is provided for "Giraffes Can't Dance."

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