Musicplay Grade 4 Teacher's Guide & Digital Resources

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Musicplay Grade 4 Teacher's Guide with Digital Resources

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 includes 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.

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! (no downloads from itunes are required)
* 4 Performance/Accompaniment CDs of songs and multicultural listening examples are included. 

The Musicplay 4 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 4 in unison as well as 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 2-6.

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

* A recorder performance/accompaniment CD is included!

* Musicplay 4 reproducibles include many worksheets for music writing practice and assessment

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 CDs
- Musicplay Grade 4 Digital Resources


Audio: Canoe Song
Audio: Do Your Ears Hang Low
Audio: Two Canadian Folk Songs
Book: Grade 4 Lesson Samples
Book: Grade 4 Song List, Scope & Sequence, and Year Plan
Book: Ontario Grade 4 Correlations
Powerpoint: Canoe Song
Projectable: Canoe Song
Notebook: Frere Jacques

Musicplay 4 Song List:

01 Wake me! Shake Me!
02 Hey Lidee
03 This Little Light of mine 
04 Frere Jacques
05 Good Morning
06 Chester
07 Pizza Pizza
08 Grandfather’s Clock
09 Jolly Jolly Rhythm
10 Thanksgiving Round
12 Black Snake
13 Bill Grogans Goat
14 Topnotcher
15 Canoe Song
16. Little Old Sod Shanty
17 Miss Mary Mac
18 Cheki Morena
19 Al Tambour
21 Bats
22 Ma Ku Ay
25 Old Witch
26 Pass the Pumpkin
28 Cut the Cake 
29 Scale Round 
30 Land of the Silver 
31 Crane
34 Stella Ella Olla
35 My Bonnie
36 What Did Delaware?
37 Christmas is Coming
39 Sarasponda
40 Huron Carol
42. Pack the Sleigh 
44. Clock Round
45. Toc Toc Toc 
46 Forty Below
47 Kookaburra
49 Cucu
50 I’ve Been to London
51 We’re on the Upward Trail
52 Make New Friends
53 My Gal’s a Corker
55 Gens du pays
56 Las Mananitas
58 Let’s Catch a Rooster
59 Nobody Likes Me
60 Grandpa’s Whiskers
62 Scotland’s Burning
64 Categories
65 Feller from Fortune,
68 Old Dan Tucker
69 Wallflowers
70 Toembaii 
72 One Planet
74 Under the Chestnut Tree
75 I love the Mountains
76 Tulip Round
78 Walk, Run, Ride a Bike
79 Mi Conejito
80 Lost my Partner
81 J’entends le moulin
82 Billy Billy
83 Whacky Music
84 Flunky Jim
85 Sing Sing Together
86 Old Blue 
87 Happy is the Miller
88 There’s a Hole in my Bucket
89 Built my Lady
90 Daisy Dell
91 Biddy Biddy 
93 Crawdad Hole
94 My Hat
95 Camping Song
96 Loo La
97 O Canada
98 Star Spangled Banner