Resource Books for Teachers: Music and Song

Paperback | February 1, 1992

byTim MurpheyEditorAlan Maley

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This popular series gives teachers practical advice and guidance, along with resource ideas and materials for the classroom. The tasks and activities are clearly presented, and offer teachers the information they need about level, time, preparation, materials, classroom management,monitoring, and follow-up activities. Each book offers up to 100 ideas, as well as variations that encourage teachers to adapt the activities to suite their individual classrooms.

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This popular series gives teachers practical advice and guidance, along with resource ideas and materials for the classroom. The tasks and activities are clearly presented, and offer teachers the information they need about level, time, preparation, materials, classroom management,monitoring, and follow-up activities. Each book offer...

Tim Murphey has taught English for 24 years in Florida, Switzerland and Japan, presently at Yuan ZeCollege/University in Chungli, Taiwan. Alan Maley is currently a freelance consultant, and Series Editor for the Oxford University Press Resource Books for Teachers series.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 9.84 × 6.69 × 0.39 inPublished:February 1, 1992Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0194370550

ISBN - 13:9780194370554

Appropriate for ages: Baby - 2

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Note: A full contents list at the front of the book provides a complete list of the activities, the suggested level at which each activity can be used, and the approximate time each activity will take. The summary below aims to give a general idea of the book's organization.br / The author and series editor Foreword Introduction How to use this bookSection One: Tuning in (11 activities)Shows how teachers can tune in to their students' interests and become sensitive to their tastes.Section Two: Just music (8 activities)Focuses on the use of music without words (instrumentals) and the ways in which it can be used to create an atmosphere or be central to an activity.Section Three: The artists and the industry (16 activities)Looks at how student interest in the topic of music and song can be used to stimulate language learning, even if the students don't actually hear any music. The activities capitalize on the widespread availability of magazines and articles about the music industry.Section Four: Using songs (24 activities)Looks at how the music and the lyrics of songs can be used in a classroom or language laboratory. Activities are provided which go from a written text to a listening or singing activity, or vice versa.Section Five: Video song clips (16 activities)Examines the ways that video clips can be explored creatively and communicatively. The activities help students evaluate media such as videos, without simply being hypnotized by them.Section Six: With young children (10 activities)Includes activities that can be used as warm-up techniques for eventual singing; jazz chants; and different song-types, the most important being Total Physical Response (TPR) or action songs.br / AppendixProvides sample songs to illustrate grammatical and thematic categories, and some useful addresses. Annotated bibliography