Stories and So Much More

Themes and Variations

$30.00 
SKU: MMF4

Stories and So Much More! is a collection of stories, songs and literacy activities for K - Grade 6. Children love the opportunity to play instruments, explore movement activities and sing storybooks. The songs in this collection enhance a wonderful source of interesting stories. The lessons and activities that are included will help your pre-readers, emerging readers and readers to improve their listening skills and beginning reading skills. The use of text and illustrations as manipulatives and/or projectable activities provide a powerful tool for language learning!

Music Lessons are also included at a variety of grade levels for each selection, giving elementary students the opportunity to play rhythm instruments, Orff instruments, recorder, ukulele, and Boomwhackers!

What's in Stories and So Much More?

• Suggestions to help teachers choose storybooks that combine music and literacy 
• Songs to enhance the stories
• mp4 movies of each of the songs
• Projectables (or SMARTboard files) of the music and literacy activities
• Printable literacy activities (story strips, class books) for the stories.
• Music Lessons for primary and upper elementary
• Extensions

We fully believe the Chinese Proverb: 
“Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me and I may remember. Involve me and I’ll understand.”

We hear and process all language as sound first. Then, we turn the sounds into symbols. Children develop listening skills as they sing or listen to the songs and sequence their picture cards. The students learn to follow directions. By giving each child literacy activities or manipulatives to use as they listen to a song or a story, the child is involved, and is fully engaged in the learning process.

Materials Included

In the printed product:
- Printed Book / Enhanced CD
- Digital Book PDF
- Audio MP3
- Projectable PDF
- Movies
- SMART Notebook
In the download edition:
- Digital Book PDF
- Audio MP3
- Projectable PDF
- Movies
- SMART Notebook

In the CD product: 
- Audio MP3
- Projectable PDF
- Movies
- SMART Notebook

To get your download edition, add this product to your cart. After you go through the checkout process, a download link will appear. You will also receive an email with a link to your download. If you purchased a printed book with CD you will also receive a download version of the book and the CD. This is to ensure that users without disk drives will still be able to use the disk's contents. When you order a print book/CD you will also receive a download edition at no extra charge. You can use the download materials as reference right away, and will receive the print book/CD in a few days.

Stories, Songs, and Lessons Include:

Story 1:  “Rumble in the Jungle”
- Music Lesson and Process for PreK - K 
- Music Lesson and Process for PreK - 2 
- Music Lesson and Process for 3 - 6 

Story 2:  “Commotion in the Ocean”
- Music Lesson and Process for PreK - K 
- Music Lesson and Process for 1 - 3  
- Music Lesson and Process for 4 - 6 

Story 3:  “Barnyard Boogie”
- Music Lesson and Process for PreK - 2 
- Music Lesson and Process for 3 - 6
  Story 4:  “I Love You More”
- Music Lesson and Process for PreK - K 
- Music Lesson and Process for K - 3 

Story 5: “Snuggle Up Sleepy Ones”

- Music Lesson and Process for PreK - 3 
- Music Lesson and Process for 4 - 6 

Story 6: “The Rabbit and the Turtle”

- Music Lesson and process for PreK - 3 
- Music Lesson and process for 4 - 6 

Sample: