Musicplay Grade 4 Teacher's Guide + Listening Kit 4

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Musicplay Grade 4 Teacher's Guide

Musicplay is an award-winning music curriculum for elementary schools. Musicplay is a sequential music curriculum for elementary schools with lessons that follow the calendar year. Each weekly lesson outlines the new concepts that will be introduced, those that will be reviewed, and include seasonal and holiday repertoire. The planning is done for the teacher!

Lesson Planning

Year Plan is included for this grade.

Monthly Lesson Outlines give you each month at a glance.

40 weekly detailed lessons offer you a menu of musical activities. There is more than enough material in the lesson plan for two thirty-minute music classes.

The lesson plans are like a menu. There are many song choices and for each song, there are activities to choose from. You choose the songs and the activities that teach the curriculum concepts required by your state or province. (Musicplay is aligned to all state and provincial curriculums!) You choose the songs and activities that hold the most appeal for you and your students.

Feel free to substitute freely - Musicplay provides the framework - you get to make the choices.


Recordings are included in the teacher's guides!  (Download Audio MP3's)

Musicplay 4 has more than 100 musical selections! Child and adult voices are used, and there are many recordings licensed from popular children’s entertainers. Accompaniments include Orff arrangements, piano accompaniments, and orchestrated accompaniments. Performance songs have both performance and accompaniment tracks - you can use the accompaniments for your performances. Multicultural songs feature authentic performances - the songs are in original languages and are sung by native singers. Many of those multicultural songs are game songs that appeal to children even though the language and sound may be unfamiliar. Many rounds are included so your students can begin singing in parts. There are also wonderful choral selections and folk song arrangements, in unison as well as two parts.


Assessment suggestions are given throughout the teacher's guide.

Checklists of important skills are included if your district requires the use of them.

The Musicplay 4 teacher's guide includes reproducible beginning recorder materials.

Musicplay supports and enhances science, social studies, and language arts curriculums. In fourth grade, songs to teach vowels and consonants are included. The Musicplay 4 student books or Digital Resources are a wonderful literacy tool providing many opportunities for shared reading. Students will develop reading skills while they learn music. 

Poetry is included in Musicplay 4. Science concepts are taught as well - Musicplay 4 includes many songs that teach about the environment.

Materials Included:

- Musicplay Grade 4 Printed Binder / Audio MP3s
- Listening Resource Kit 4

Song List

1. Wake Me! Shake Me!
2. Hey Lidee
3. This Little Light of Mine
4. Frère Jacques
5. Good Morning
6. Chester
7. Pizza Pizza
8. Grandfather’s Clock
9. Jolly, Jolly Rhythm
10. Thanksgiving Round
11. Old Joe Clark
12. Black Snake
13. Bill Grogan’s Goat
14. Topnotcher
15. Canoe Song
16. Little Old Sod Shanty
17. Miss Mary Mac
18. Cheki morena
19. Al tambor
20. Mariachi
21. Bats
22. Mäku e
23. Syncocopation
24. Sakitohwin
25. There Was an Old Witch
26. Pass the Pumpkin
27. Shine a Light for Peace
28. Cut the Cake
29. Scale Round
30. This is My Home
31. Crane
32. Koto
33. A Wilderness Partner Song
34. Stella Ella Olla
35. My Bonnie
36. What Did Delaware?
37. Christmas is Coming
38. Yesh Li Yadayim
39. Sarasponda
40. Huron Carol*
41. Hallelujah Chorus
42. Pack the Sleigh
43. Music is the Language
44. Clock Round
45. Toc, Toc, Toc
46. Forty Below
47. Kookaburra
48. Didgeridoo
49. Cucú
50. I’ve Been to London
51. We’re on the Upward Trail
52. Make New Friends
53. My Gal’s a Corker*
54. Yankee Doodle Stick Game*
55. Gens du pays
56. Las mañanitas
57. Country Kiddie Boogie
58. Let’s Catch a Rooster
59. Grandpa’s Whiskers
60. Springtime
61. Scotland’s Burning
62. Highland Pipes
63. Categories
64. Feller from Fortune
65. Tue Tue
66. African Drumming
67. Pay Me My Money Down
68. Wallflowers
69. Toembai
70. Mist
71. We've Only Got One Planet
72. Plant a Tree
73. Under the Chestnut Tree
74. I Love the Mountains
75. Tulip Round
76. Compost
77. Walk, Run, Ride a Bike
78. Mi conejito
79. Lost My Partner
80. J’entends le moulin
81. Billy, Billy
82. Whacky Music
83. Flunky Jim
84. Sing, Sing Together
85. Old Blue
86. Happy Is the Miller
87. There’s a Hole in My Bucket
88. Built My Lady
89. Daisy Bell
90. Biddy Biddy
91. Steel Pan
92. Crawdad Hole
93. My Hat
94. Camping Song
95. Loo La
96. O Canada
97. Star Spangled Banner
98. String Family
99. Percussion Family
100. Woodwind Family
101. Brass Family
102. Concert Band
103. Orchestra


Audio: Do Your Ears Hang Low
Book: Grade 4 Lesson Samples
Book: Grade 4 Song List, Scope & Sequence, and Year Plan
Book: Ontario Grade 4 Correlations