Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Cow Can't Sleep Release Day

Happy Release day for Cow Can't Sleep. It's now available anywhere that they sell great picture books.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Music Educaton Lesson Plan

I just posted a new lesson plan on my website called "Recognizing Patterns in Music and Children’s Literature".  It's designed to help students meet music education standards for identifying similar and dissimilar phrases presented aurally in a piece of music and identifying musical phrases in a song presented aurally. The lesson plan accomplishes this by allowing students to explore and learn about patterns in music, including verse/refrain form. It teaches them and gives them the opportunity to practice echoing simple melodic phrases and singing developmentally appropriate songs.

Oh, and it also uses my picture book Old MacDonald had a Dragon. Check it out.