by Doug Goodkin
Music educator Doug Goodkin offers both philosophical and practical ways to teach music through language and teach language through music.
His new book, Intery Mintery, includes 48 tried-and-true activities for kids preschool age through upper elementary, lesson plans usable by both music and classroom teachers, a sequential development from phonemes to poems, from speech to pentatonic orchestrations, arrangements for Orff instrument ensembles and details of Orff orchestration, and models of how to imaginatively animate rhymes. Intery Mintery is a terrific source for teachers who are looking to make these classic rhymes meaningful and fun, while being made aware of important elements about imaginative and memorable teaching. (Grades K-5)