This book offers both philosophical and practical ways to teach music through language and enhance literacy programs with music. It includes. 48 tried-and-true activities for preschool age through upper elementary. Lesson plans usable by both music and classroom teachers. A sequential development from phonemes to poems, from speech pieces to pentatonic orchestrations. . Arrangements for Orff Instrument ensemble and details of Orff orchestration. Models of how to imaginatively animate rhymes.
Doug Goodkin is an internationally recognized teacher of Orff Schulwerk, a dynamic approach to music education for all ages, having taught courses in over 39 countries worldwide. Still working with children at The San Francisco School, where he has taught since 1975, he uses music as a vehicle to engage the mind, open the heart and affirm our collective humanity.