Middle School General Music

Author: Elizabeth Ann McAnally
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475814879
Size: 30.90 MB
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Create a viable, meaningful program that will motivate your students and have them participating with enthusiasm with Middle School General Music: The Best Part of Your Day. A welcome guidebook for music teachers trying to navigate the sometimes turbulent waters of middle school general music, it offers strategies and lessons that have been created in the real world of general music by a practicing teacher.

Engaging Musical Practices

Author: Suzanne Louise Burton
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1607094371
Size: 10.89 MB
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"Published in partnership with MENC: The National Association for Music Education."

Everything You Need To Ace Math In One Big Fat Notebook

Author: Workman Publishing
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 1523505443
Size: 45.40 MB
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Part “CliffsNotes,” part workbook, this Big Fat Notebook is a totally new kind of middle school study guide to help kids ace math. It's like getting to borrow the notebook of the best student in your class—with everything you need to know (even topic review!) presented in a fun and interactive style.

Music 450 A D To 1995 A D Grades 5 8

Author: Mark Ammons
Publisher: Mark Twain Media
ISBN: 1580379761
Size: 77.59 MB
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Bring history to life for students in grades 5 and up using Music 450 A.D. to 1995 A.D. This 80-page book allows students to explore the worldwide development of music from the Middle Ages to modern day! The book covers topics such as troubadours, the Renaissance, the Baroque period, Bach, Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, 20th-century jazz, and rock and roll. The book presents and reinforces information through fun reading passages and a variety of reproducible activities. It also includes a time line, biographical sketches, and a complete answer key.

Essential Questions

Author: Jay McTighe
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416615709
Size: 39.21 MB
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What are "essential questions," and how do they differ from other kinds of questions? What's so great about them? Why should you design and use essential questions in your classroom? Essential questions (EQs) help target standards as you organize curriculum content into coherent units that yield focused and thoughtful learning. In the classroom, EQs are used to stimulate students' discussions and promote a deeper understanding of the content. Whether you are an Understanding by Design (UbD) devotee or are searching for ways to address standards--local or Common Core State Standards--in an engaging way, Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins provide practical guidance on how to design, initiate, and embed inquiry-based teaching and learning in your classroom. Offering dozens of examples, the authors explore the usefulness of EQs in all K-12 content areas, including skill-based areas such as math, PE, language instruction, and arts education. As an important element of their backward design approach to designing curriculum, instruction, and assessment, the authors *Give a comprehensive explanation of why EQs are so important; *Explore seven defining characteristics of EQs; *Distinguish between topical and overarching questions and their uses; *Outline the rationale for using EQs as the focal point in creating units of study; and *Show how to create effective EQs, working from sources including standards, desired understandings, and student misconceptions. Using essential questions can be challenging--for both teachers and students--and this book provides guidance through practical and proven processes, as well as suggested "response strategies" to encourage student engagement. Finally, you will learn how to create a culture of inquiry so that all members of the educational community--students, teachers, and administrators--benefit from the increased rigor and deepened understanding that emerge when essential questions become a guiding force for learners of all ages.

Rhythm Ride

Author: Andrea Davis Pinkney
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
ISBN: 1596439742
Size: 55.60 MB
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From award-winning author Andrea Davis Pinkney comes the story of the music that defined a generation and a movement that changed the world. Berry Gordy began Motown in 1959 with an $800 loan from his family. He converted the garage of a residential house into a studio and recruited teenagers from the neighborhood-like Smokey Robinson, Mary Wells, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and Diana Ross-to sing for his new label. Meanwhile, the country was on the brink of a cultural revolution, and one of the most powerful agents of change in the following decade would be this group of young black performers from urban Detroit. From Berry Gordy and his remarkable vision to the Civil Rights movement, from the behind-the-scenes musicians, choreographers, and song writers to the most famous recording artists of the century, Andrea Davis Pinkney takes readers on a Rhythm Ride through the story of Motown.

New York City S Best Public Middle Schools

Author: Clara Hemphill
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807774480
Size: 69.23 MB
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Reflecting changes brought about by Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s reorganization of New York City’s public school system, this Third Edition features reviews of 74 of the city’s best public middle schools. Providing everything parents need to know in choosing a middle school that is just right for their child, New York City’s Best Public Middle Schools: A Parents’ Guide features interviews with teachers, parents, and students to uncover the “inside scoop” on schools—including atmosphere, homework, student stress, competition among students, the quality of teachers, gender issues, the condition of the building, and more. “This book can save your life if you are trying to navigate the confusing world of middle school choice.” —Susan Brenna, parent “An incredible resource.” —Nancy Arno, parent “The most definitive guidebooks to the city schools.” —The New York Times “Required reading.” —New York magazine

Everything You Need To Ace English Language Arts In One Big Fat Notebook

Author: Elizabeth Irwin
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761160914
Size: 56.36 MB
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It's the revolutionary English language arts study guide just for middle school students from the brains behind Brain Quest. Everything You Need to Ace English Language Arts . . . covers everything to get you your best marks: grammar, including parts of speech, active and passive verbs, Greek and Latin roots and affixes; nuances in word meanings; textual analysis, authorship, structure, and other skills for reading fiction and nonfiction; and writing arguments, informative texts, and narratives. The BIG FAT NOTEBOOK(tm) series is built on a simple and irresistible conceit--borrowing the notes from the smartest kid in class. There are five books in all, and each is the only book you need for each main subject taught in middle school: Math, Science, American History, English Language Arts, and World History. Inside the reader will find every subject's key concepts, easily digested and summarized: Critical ideas highlighted in neon colors. Definitions explained. Doodles that illuminate tricky concepts in marker. Mnemonics for memorable shortcuts. And quizzes to recap it all. The BIG FAT NOTEBOOKS meet Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and state history standards, and are vetted by National and State Teacher of the Year Award-winning teachers. They make learning fun, and are the perfect next step for every kid who grew up on Brain Quest.

A Rhythm A Week For Band Based On A Rhythm A Day By Igor Hudadoff Conductor

Author: Anne C. Witt
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 9780757978852
Size: 25.67 MB
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Dr. Anne Witt has developed an effective tool to encourage the mastery of common rhythms for today's band student. Based on Igor Hudadoff's A Rhythm a Day, Witt's method targets the specific rhythmic problems and focuses on learning isolated rhythmic examples with 52 rhythm units in unison using major and minor scales. No band musician's folder should be without this invaluable resource!

This Is How We Do It

Author: Matt Lamothe
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 145215340X
Size: 32.43 MB
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Follow the real lives of seven kids from Italy, Japan, Iran, India, Peru, Uganda, and Russia for a single day! In Japan Kei plays Freeze Tag, while in Uganda Daphine likes to jump rope. But while the way they play may differ, the shared rhythm of their days—and this one world we all share—unites them. This genuine exchange provides a window into traditions that may be different from our own as well as a mirror reflecting our common experiences. Inspired by his own travels, Matt Lamothe transports readers across the globe and back with this luminous and thoughtful picture book.