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Music in the ESL Classroom


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Adkins, Sandra. (1997) Connecting the powers of music to the learning of language. Journal of the Imagination in Language Learning and Teaching, 5. Retrieved May 8, 2003, from
Anderson, Stephen. (2000). My philsophy of music education. Stephen Anderson's Web Site Retrieved May 8, 2003 from
Campbell, Don C. (1992). introduction to the Musical Brain. St. Louis: MMB Music, Inc.
Class activities, teaching aids, tricks, and tools using "Whole Brain Learning" (Date Unknown)Felt Activities Retrieved from
Chisholm, Ines Marquez (1994, Winter). Preparing teachers for multicultural classrooms. The Journal of Educational Issues of Language Minority Students, 14 , 43-68. Retrieved May 8, 2003 from
Conlon, Joan Catoni(1992). Explore the world in song. Music Educators' Journal 78(9), 46-48
Edwards, L. (1998).Multicultural music instruction in the elementary school: What can be achieved? Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 139, 62-82.
Elliott, David (Date Unknown). On the nature and significance of music. University of Toronto Web Site. Retrieved May 8, 2003 from
Facio, Angelica (Unkown date). Using music to teach a second language. Retrieved May 8, 2003 from Albuquerque Public Schools and University of New Mexico ESL/Bilingual Summer Institute Web Site:
Feldman, Jean (2003, January). A poem for all seasons. Dr. Jean:  Songs and Activities for Young Children Retrieved May 8, 2003 from
Gardner, Howard. (1993) Multiple Intelligences. New York: Basic Books.
Hart, Leslie (1983). Human Brain and Human Learning. White Plains: Longman, Inc.
Jensen, Eric (2002). Musical arts make sense!Songs for Teaching Retrieved on May 8, 2003 from
Lazear, David. (1991). Seven Ways of Knowing. Palatine: Skylight Publishing Co.
Lems, Kristin (2001, December). Using music in the adult ESL classroomEric Digest, EDO-LE-01-03. Retrieved from
Madylus,Olha (2003,May). Using songs with primary aged children. One Stop English. Retrieved May 8, 2003, from
MENC. (1993.) National standards for music education (draft, Music Educators National Conference), Soundpost, 9(3), 20-29
Murphy, Frank-1(1991). Multicultural music in the London Borough of Harrow. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development,12(4), 279
Murphy, Frank-2 (1991). Music and multicultural education: An Anglo-Australian perspective. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development,12( 5), 383-392
Polisar, Barry; Levene, Donna; & **Novelli, Joan**. (1994) Reach every child:Teach with Music. Instructor, 103( 7), 68-72
Power, Richard R. (1996) The music is why I teach: Intuitive strategies of successful teachers in culturally diverse learning environments. Teaching and Teacher Education,12(1), 49-61
Page, Nick (1995). Sing and Shine On! Portsmouth, N.H: Heinemann
Rose, Colin. (1985). Accelerated Learning. New York: Dell
Schmid, Will (1994) Music and the multicultural mandate: Some important lessons for all students. NASSP bulletin, 78(561),34-38
Schneider, E.H. (1992). Current Viewpoints in Music Therapy, Lawrence: The Allen Press
Seeger, Anthony. (1992). Celebrating the American music mosaic. Music Educators' Journal. 8(9), 26-29
Teicher, Judith M. (1997). Effect of multicultural music experiences on preservice elementary teacher's attitudes. Journal of music in education, 45(3), 415-427


Presented in Alphabetical Order of the Book Titles/Web Sites


Folk Songs of the World, Edited by Charles Heywood, New York: Amsco, 1966; 320 pages of songs from all lands. Included is commentary about each country and its music. Indexes are alphabetical, by country, and by first lines of songs
Homeschool Portal: Large database of Christian Songs and other great music for infants on up
Music Education Madness: HUGE database of links...from choral to instrumental
Sing and Shine On!: The Teacher's Guide to Multicultural Song Leading, Nick Page, Portsmouth, N.H.: Heinemann, 1995; An exciting book covering the what, how, and why of multicultural song leading in the classroom. Includes cultural considerations, explanation of technique, and value of music in education and life beyond.
Tom Glazer's Treasury of Songs for Children, Compiled by Tom Glazer, New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1964--253 pages of easy-to-sing American folk songs
Travel the Globe, Desiree Webber, Dee Ann Corn et all, Englewood, Colorado: Libaries Unlimited, 1998; 245 pages organized by country; each chapter is in similar format for ease of use: stories, songs, books, fingerplays, flannelboards, crafts, and action rhymes. A must for any ESL classroom!



The New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians, Stanley Sadie, Editor; Washington, DC: Grove, 1980. This 20 volume set is an examination and bibliography covering the music from thousands of cultures. Included is the history and tradition of the songs and stories from these cultures.



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