Musicplay Grade 5 Teacher's Guide & Digital Resources

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SKU: 5PK-1

Musicplay Grade 5 Teacher's Guide with Digital Resource

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

Lesson Planning

Year Plans are included for each grade.

Monthly Lesson Outlines give you the month at a glance.

40 weekly detailed lessons offer you a menu of musical activities.


Recordings are included in the teacher's guides! (no downloads from itunes are required) 

* 4 Performance/Accompaniment CDs of songs and multicultural listening examples are included!

The Musicplay 5 CDs have 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 on the CDs have both performance tracks and accompaniment tracks - you can use the accompaniments only for your performances. Multicultural songs feature authentic performances - the songs are in original languages and are sung by native singers. Many of the 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 wonderful choral selections and folk song arrangements in Musicplay 5 in unison as well two parts. 

All of the recordings are available to download for the teachers who do not have a disk drive. With disk drives being phased out of use, many of our teachers can no longer access the music tracks that are included with the Teacher's Guides! To keep up with technology, we are introducing a new system based on codes. 

When you purchase and receive a Musicplay Teacher's Guide you will find a unique code tucked inside. This code will allow you to unlock the MP3s and have them digitally delivered to your computer. Please click here for more detailed instructions.  (You will still receive the CDs with your teacher's guide.)


Assessment suggestions are given throughout the teacher's guides.

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

Reproducibles are included in Musicplay 5.

The Musicplay 5 teacher's guide includes reproducible 3 part (SSA) recorder materials.

A recorder performance/accompaniment CD is included!

Musicplay 5 reproducibles include many worksheets for music writing practice and assessment.

Materials Included:

- Musicplay Grade 5 Printed Binder / Audio CDs
- Musicplay Grade 5 Digital Resources


Audio: Linstead Market
Audio: The Capitals of Canada
Audio: When I Believe in Me
Book: Grade 5 Lesson Samples
Book: Grade 5 Song List, Scope & Sequence, and Year Plan
Book: Ontario Grade 5 Correlations
Powerpoint: Linstead Market
Projectable: Linstead Market
Notebook: Linstead Market

Musicplay 5 Song List:

1. Mama Don’t Allow
2. Concentration
3. Little Tommy Tinker
4. School Day Blues
6. Pass the Stick
7. When I Believe
8. Ickle Ockle
9. Lisa Jane
10. Four White Horses
12. For Health and Strength 
13. Button You Must Wander
14. Jack Was Every Inch a Sailor
15. Alabama Gal
16. Linstead Market
17. Ronald McDonald
18. Ghost of Tom
19. Whistle Daughter, Whistle
20. Skin and Bones
21. Lady in the Graveyard
24. Raindrops Round
25. El Torojil
26. He’s Got the Whole World
27. Peace is Flowing
28. Our Old Sow
29. Ah! Si mon moine voulait danser
30. Sing the Scale
33. Green Sally Up
34. Ho Ho Watanay
36. Banks of the Don
38. Winter is Here
39. Charley Marley
40. C’est l’aviron
41. Campana Sombre
42. Christmas Shopping Blues
43. The Twelve Days of Christmas
45. Early to Bed
46. Old Maid
47. Follow the Drinkin’ Gourd
48. When the Saints Go Marching In
49. George Washington Bridge
50. Music Alone Shall Live
51. Five Foot Two
52. Hot Potatov
54. I’ve a Car
57. Tom Dooley
58. Cobbler
59. Rainbow Colour
62. Al Citron
63. Johnny Lost a Quarter
64. En Roulant
65. Chumbara
66. Girl’s Day
68. Click Go the Shears
69. Brave Wolfe
70. Deep and Wide
72. I am Slowly Going Crazy
73. Un Canadien Errant
74. Haida
75. Funga Alafia
77. Old Woman
79. John Kanaka
80. Drill Ye Tarriers 
81. Show You Care
82. Hey Ho Nobody Home
83. Silly Sailor
84. The Ship Titanic
85. Come Follow
86. Riel’s Farewell
87. ‘Neath the Lilacs
88. Waddally Acha
89. Play That Rhythm
90. Come and Sing
91. Clementine
92. I Let Her Go
94. Ball Go ‘Round
95. We Love to Sing
96. Boll Weevil
97. La Bella Hortelana
99. The Capitals of Canada
100. The Capitals of America
101. O Canada
102. Star Spangled Banner

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