Hi! I'm Debbie Degenhardt. A seasoned professional with over 30 years experience, my mission is to provide good, clean, quality fun for clients like you. Parents, Principals, Colleagues, and Administrators are sure to swell with pride at how their students utilize these catchy tunes as strategies. These song activities reinforce spelling, and rhyming, as well as develop important skills in language acquisition and phonemic awareness.
In this series you get teaching materials which can be utilized by the General Education, English Language Learning, and Music teachers. The musical concepts partnered with first and second grade language arts concepts are perfect for a cooperative effort between the three disciplines. Each song is carefully engineered to have a refrain which cleverly frames a literacy skill or concept, and a "contributory portion" where children add their own words, demonstrating their understanding of the concept. An added bonus: the joyfulness with which this material is delivered plays right into Social Emotional Learning and leads to a sense of accomplishment and success.
I took special care to hire internationally acclaimed musicians to perform these pieces on authentic instruments. You get three versions of each song:
1. Full version: includes all vocals and exemplars in the contributory portion of each song activity.
2. Karaoke version: all vocals are removed for when your students are ready to "take off the training wheels" and perform independently.
3. Donut version: exemplar vocals in the contributory portion are removed while the vocals for the refrain are left in for students who need a little something to stay on target!
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