Music Tells My Story
Explorative activities in writing, listening, performing and composing for the creative teacher who wishes to either introduce or expand composition in the music class. Each chapter contains extended lesson ideas that provide background, an explorative set to inspire and inform the young composer, procedures, a how-to guide, and directions for composing. An anticipatory explorative set at the start of composition activities with suitable listening, visual, kinesthetic and explorative activities has been included. Exploration engages the imagination and inspires critical thinking, speculation and the creative process. The approach integrates English Language Arts and the application of the Common Core Curriculum Cognitive Strategies required for integrated Music and English Language Arts lessons.