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Fun and easy teacher tested, standards based materials that your students will love. Steven Traugh's award winning materials and methods are used world-wide in over 170 countries.
 
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This Phonics Bundle Pack includes all 66 songs, activities, games, lesson plans and printables from the Singing My Sounds titles: Consonants Short Vowels Long Vowels Blends & Digraphs The phonics program, “Singing my Sounds,” with
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Save money by purchasing all 6 Singing My Sounds "Short Vowel" Units in one bundle: 30 pages of lesson plans and activities 11 mp3 recordings of Short Vowel songs, chants & games 5 printable patterns for short-vowel puppets 5 emergent readers
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Get all 13 volumes of Primary Sources and Songs to enhance your Westward Movement Unit at a money-saving price. Bundle Pack includes lesson plans, activities, printables and recordings of Primary Source narratives and 31 Primary Source songs. Units
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This product contains: 23 mp3 recordings of consonant songs & chants including hard & soft C & G Printable Lyric hand out for each song Additional activity suggestions are provided for each letter Common Core Standards are
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12 mp3 recordings of Long Vowel songs, chants & games 46 pages of lesson plans and activities Printable song lyrics for tracking and reading Common Core Standards addressed in program The phonics program, “Singing my Sounds,” with music and
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20 mp3 recordings of Blends & Digraphs phonics songs, chants and games 30 Printable lyric sheets for tracking and reading 45 pages of lesson plans and activities Common Core Standards addressed in program “Listen Before You Buy.” Hear samples
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Get the day started on the “Right Foot” with this fun collection of 14 movement songs and games while you review colors, shapes, numbers, letters and more. Your students will want to do these engaging songs over and over. Teachers report that there
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Originally written to help beginning music students learn to rhythmic notation, this method book has been shown to have profound cross-curricular benefits in both Language Arts and Math.Proven to help students learn to track from left to right and
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Songs have always been an important part of nurturing newborns. This collection of "Infant Approved" songs will stimulate learning, build confidence and provide hours of mutually gratifying interaction between you and your child. Please take a tour
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The National Anthem Yankee Doodle My Country 'Tis of Thee (America) America the Beautiful This bundle pack includes the lyrics and both a vocal and an instrumental recording of each these Patriotic favorites which can be used for Presidents Day,
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Teachers and parents agree that these 14 engaging songs and games are an essential part of teaching "healthy habits." The magic of music makes the subjects of Hygiene, Diet, Exercise and Sleep engaging, fun and most of all memorable. Please take a
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Get 11 volumes of Primary Sources and Songs to enhance your United & Divided lessons at a money-saving price. Bundle Pack includes lesson plans, activities, printables and recordings of Primary Source narratives and 31 Primary Source songs.
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This downloadable product includes an mp3 recording of the phonetic alphabet echo song, 'A' is a-a-Apple. Reproducibles include a lyric sheet and a related bingo game activity. On the recording each letter name is sung individually, repeated
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"Listen Before You Buy" to samples of all 23 songs contained in the highly acclaimed "Singing My Sounds" phonics program by award winning composer/author, Steven Traugh. Please take a tour of our store, Music to the Core, for additional engaging
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"View Before You Buy" to samples of all 6 of the 11 songs, printables and activities contained in the highly acclaimed "Singing My Sounds" phonics program by award winning composer/author, Steven Traugh. Please take a tour of our store, Music to
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Teachers report that their students were simply mesmerized with this interactive Consonant "B" video asking for it to be repeated over and over. This led to enthusiastic participation in the follow-up lessons. This is an example of multi-modality
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Teachers report that their students were simply mesmerized with this interactive Long Vowel "E" video asking for it to be repeated over and over. This is an example of multi-modality learning at it's most effective and best of all it's
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B-A Bay - Long Vowel Review Game is the 6th of 6 Long Vowel units form the Sinning My Sounds phonics series. Each unit contains: Recordings of Long Vowel songs, chants & games Lesson plans and activities Printable song lyrics for tracking and
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OUR MOST POPULAR PRODUCT used by thousands of teachers in over 180 countries - and it's FREE A growing number of parents and educators are becoming aware of the power of music as a teaching tool, in this case making the memorization of math facts
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Start your year with a "welcoming" song that celebrates learning. This is the first in a series of FREE Monthly Seasonal Songs that we hope will keep you coming back to our store, Music to the Core. Follow Us to receive reminders of these free
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

TEACHING EXPERIENCE: 1. Montebello Unified School District, K-4 Music 2. Oceanside Unified School District, PrK-12 Music 3. LA County Office of Ed., Music for Special Needs Students 4. California State Dominguez Hills, Music Methods for Teachers 5. Santa Ana College, Music Faculty 6. Mira Costa College, Music Technology. PUBLICATIONS: Author of over 60 book titles for McGraw-Hill, Creative Teaching Press, Frank Schaffer, Moonjin Media, Totline and Grace Publications including: a. Mother Goose Brain Boost (Won Learning Magazine’s “ Teachers Choice Award”) b. Music and Movement in the Classroom: PreK-2 c. Songs and Games for Children V.1-4, d. Fun Phonics: Musical Reading Series, V. 1-4, e. Voices of American History: V. 1-4,

MY TEACHING STYLE

My primary focus is play-based music and movement activities designed to improve students' attention span, listening skills, language arts and math skills, Pre-School - 5th grade, including ELL and Special Education. I also employ many play-based classroom management techniques that my students love and which help to efficiently facilitate my schedule of instruction.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

1. Los Angeles Music Center's "Bravo Award" as Outstanding Arts Teacher of the Year! 2. "Teacher of the Year" - Jefferson Middle School, Oceanside USD (twice) 3. National Endowment for the Arts, author panel, 21st Century Music Standards 4. J. Paul Getty Museum, Arts in Education Consultant 5. California Arts Commission - Consultant, K-12 State Music Standardsd 6. A.S.C.A.P Composer in Residence, Summer Institute for Educators 7. Feature Author/Presenter: a. International Reading Association b. California Reading Association c. National Association for the Education of Young Children d. California Gifted and Talented Conference e. California Conference for the Social Studies f. Los Angeles Special Education Arts Festival g. Music Educators National Conference

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA in Music, West Virginia University MA in Music, West Virginia University Cal. St. U. at Los Angeles, CA Teaching Credential in Music

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

TELEVISION, FILM and VIDEO: 1. "Romper Room," KCOP Television, writer/performer (Emmy Award for children's programming) 2. "The Today Show", NBC, performance & interview with Barbara Walters 3. “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” Disney/Sony Studios (consultant/performer on soundtrack) 4. "This Little Life Of Mine - Arts in the Classroom" writer/producer Educational Telecommunications Network/PBS 5. “Math and Music” TEAMS MATH (ETN/PBS) Writer/Performer 6. “Smart Songs” ETN/PBS writer/composer/producer. MUSIC COMPOSITION AND PERFORMANCE: 1. Paramount Pictures, director of "Paramount Presents” concerts 2. Los Angeles Philharmonic, commission, a. "Fanfare and Dance" b. “Chronology of Symphonic Percussion c. Introduction to the Orchestra
 3. National Endowment for the Arts, Composition Grant, "East African Symphony" 4. Supercussion Jazz Ensemble, founder/director
 5. Performed with: Louie Belson, Wayne Bergeron, Aaron Copeland, BrandonFields, John Hernandez, Harvey Mason, Don Menza, LA Philharmonic, John Patitucci, Chris Thiele, Bill Watrous and Stevie Wonder

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