Illustrated by Ann Ritchie
Intended to be used as a workbook for children. Correlates with An American Methodology (item 839409). The teacher is encouraged to use additional songs and activities to enhance reading and writing skills. The book is written sequentially, but the teacher should feel free to change the order of the pages to suit the needs of the classroom.
Reviews first grade materials, then covers the rhythmic elements of ta-a and four-beat meter, the melodic elements of la in a so-mi-la-so-mi pattern, and do and re. Part of the series of five sequential workbooks, based on American folksongs and children’s rhymes.
Sheets may be used as masters for transparencies, individual worksheets, or may be bound in book form as a workbook for each student – the material comes as loose pages inside a packet, and is copy-permissible (for educational purposes) to the purchaser of the workbook.
Songs and Rhymes:
A-L: Bounce High Bounce Low, Bow Wow Wow, Cocky Robin, Doggie Doggie, Hot Cross Buns, Lemonade, Lucy Locket
M-Z: Naughty Kitty Cat, Pease Porridge Hot, Plainsies Clapsies, Rain Rain, Snail Snail, We Are Dancing In the Forest
Review Songs Listed Above
A-H: All Around the Buttercup, Are You Sleeping, Blue, (The) Boatman, Bye Baby Bunting, Bye, Bye Baby, (The) Closet Key, Firefly, Frog In the Meadow, Frosty Weather, Grandma Grunts, Great Big House In New Orleans, Here Comes A Bluebird, Hush, Baby, Hush, Hush Little Minnie
I – W: Johnnie’s It, King’s Land, Knock the Cymbal, Let Us Chase the Squirrel, Little Sally Water, Mother, Mother. Old Aunt Dinah. Old Woman, Ring Around the Rosie, Rocky Mountain, Sea Shell, Wallflowers, Who’s That Tapping At the Window?