Classroom Activities to Teach Diction, Detail, Imagery, Syntax, and Tone
Author: Nancy Dean
Publisher: Maupin House Publishing, Inc.
"Prepare your high school students for AP, IB, and other standardized tests that demand an understanding of the subtle elements that comprise an author's unique voice. Each of the 100 sharply focused, historically and culturally diverse passages from world literature targets a specific component of voice, presenting the elements in short, manageable exercises that function well as class openers. Includes teacher notes and discussion suggestions."
How a Couple of Ninja Turtles, Pinky, and an Animaniac Saved My Life
Author: Rob Paulsen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Rob Paulsen is one of Hollywood’s busiest, most talented, and most passionate performers. If you don’t know him by name, you will know him by the many characters he has brought to life: Pinky from Pinky and the Brain, Yakko from Animaniacs, the tough but loveable Raphael from the original animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and many more. So you can imagine how terrifying it must have been when Rob was diagnosed with throat cancer, putting his entire livelihood in jeopardy and threatening to rob the world of all his loveable characters that filled our youths and adulthoods with humor and delight. Voice Lessons tells the heartwarming and life-affirming story of Rob’s experience with an aggressive cancer treatment and recovery regimen, which luckily led to a full recovery. Rob quickly returned to doing what he loves most, but with a much deeper appreciation of what he came so close to losing. His new lease on life inspired him to rededicate himself to his fans, particularly the new friends he made along the way: hundreds of sick children and their families. Rob said it best himself: “I can not only continue to make a living, but make a difference, and I can’t wait to use that on the biggest scale that I can.”
The story of one woman growing up in the shadow of an older, dazzling sister: trying to be like her, fighting with her, and ultimately learning how to live her own life and speak in her own voice on her own terms.
Language, education, politics, and music come together in Katherine Bergeron's Voice Lessons, a study of the French m?lodie in the Belle Epoque. Close readings of songs by Faur?, Debussy, and Ravel, along with poems, sound recordings, and other historical documents, seek to uncovers the cultural meanings of this art: why it emerged, why it mattered, and why it eventually disappeared.
New York Times bestselling author Dr. Wendy Mogel “teaches parents the dialect needed to converse with their daughters and sons at every stage of life. It’s kind and loving, but it’s also strategic” (Chicago Tribune). Most parents are perfectly fine communicators—unless they’re talking to their children. Then, too often, their pitch rises and they come across as pleading, indignant, wounded, outraged. In tone and body language they signal, I can’t handle it when you act like a child. Dr. Wendy Mogel, “one of the most astute psychologists on the planet (Angela Duckworth, New York Times bestselling author of Grit) saw this pattern time and again in her clinical practice. In response, she developed a remarkably effective series of “voice lessons,” which she shared with parents who were struggling with their kids. The results were immediate: a shift in vocal style led to children who were calmer, listened more attentively, and communicated with more warmth, respect, and sincerity. In Voice Lessons for Parents, Mogel elaborates on her novel clinical approach, revealing how each age and stage of a child’s life brings new opportunities to connect through language. Drawing from sources as diverse as neuroscience, fairy tales, and anthropology, Mogel offers specific guidance for talking to children across the expanse of childhood and adolescence. She also explains the best ways to talk about your child to partners, exes, and grandparents, as well as to teachers, coaches, and caretakers. Throughout the book, Mogel addresses the distraction of digital devices—how they impact our connection with our families, and what we can do about it. “In this intelligent and useful book, Wendy Mogel explains how the tenor of your remarks may make as much difference as their content…and shows how minor adjustments may help lower the inherent tension of parent-child relationships” (Andrew Solomon, bestselling author of Far From the Tree).
Lessons to Teach Reading and Writing of Complex Text
Author: Nancy Dean
Discovering Voice is a collection of classroom exercises that helps students deeply understand the reading and writing of complex text. The lessons, which cover diction, detail, figurative language, imagery, syntax, and tone, help students understand voice in what they read and encourage them to develop a strong, personal voice in their own writing. Every voice lesson includes a quotation selected from a wide range of fiction and nonfiction text, two discussion questions, and an exercise that encourages students to practice what they have learned about the elements of voice. These lessons are specifically designed for students in middle and high school. Â The lessons provide focused practice for a specific element of voice and take only 10 to 20 minutes of class time. Discovering Voice lessons fit well with any curriculum. As students work with the elements that comprise voice, they will improve their ability to critically analyze text. Students will also learn to apply the elements of voice to their own writing, creating a clear voice of their own.
Voice Lessons explores the rich personal and political terrain of Alice Embree, a 1960s activist and convert to the women's liberation movement of the 1970s, bringing a woman's perspective to a transformational time in US history. This riveting memoir traces the author's roots in segregated Austin and her participation in efforts to integrate the University of Texas. It follows her antiwar activism from a vigil in front of President Lyndon Johnson's ranch in 1965 to a massive protest after the shootings at Kent State in 1970. Embree's activism brought her and the Students for a Democratic Society into conflict with Frank Erwin, the powerful chairman of the UT Board of Regents, and inspired a campus free speech movement. She recounts her experiences living in New York during the tumultuous years of 1968 and 1969, including the Columbia University strike and Woodstock. She also tells about protesting at the Chicago Democratic Convention, her interactions with Yippies and poets, and her travel to Chile, Cuba, and Mexico. Embree highlights the radical roots of the women's liberation movement in Austin and the audacious women's community that challenged gender roles, fought for reproductive justice, and inspired a lifetime of activism.
The respected singer and songwriter describes her journey of loss, grief, and recovery following the 1992 suicide of her son and the near-death of her companion of fifteen years, after which she explored the potential of the human soul. 35,000 first printing.
Multisensory Techniques for Voice Lessons and Choir Rehearsals
Author: Alan Gumm
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
(Meredith Music Resource). This book reveals how anybody can learn to sing and how any voice teacher or choral conductor can get anybody to sing, and keep making breakthroughs in singing. With multi-sensory techniques to match and build learning strengths, this book is for any singer from the rank beginner including those thought to lack the ability to the experienced and mature singer. Whether for self-guided, teacher-guided, or conductor-guided learning situations, this unique collection of exercises wakes up the senses for amazing results. (a href="http://youtu.be/gfgYisAjZ2Y" target="_blank")Click here for a YouTube video on Making More Sense of How to Sing(/a)
A 3-in-1 Voice, Ear-Training and Sight-Singing Method for Children
Author: Gregory Blankenbehler
Written for teachers or parents of young children, Singing Lessons for Little Singers offers exciting songs and exercises based on proven pedagogical principles and healthy vocal technique for use in solo or group voice lessons. This revolutionary method was created to fill the great void of private singing lesson materials for children: it combines a system of voice-developing exercises with an ear-training and sight-singing course and a collection of enjoyable songs with entertaining lyrics and delightful illustrations. This powerful, comprehensive method has had great success in developing advanced singing skills, as well as creating many satisfying experiences for students.
A Beginner's Guide, Featuring Step-By-Step Lessons with Audio, Video, and Popular Songs!
Author: Elaine Schmidt
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
(Vocal Instruction). The First 15 Lessons series provides a step-by-step lesson plan for the absolute beginner, complete with audio tracks, video lessons, and real songs! Designed for self-teaching or for use with an instructor, you'll build a solid foundation as you work through each lesson, learning the basics of the instrument and music reading while practicing the many exercises, concepts and song excerpts within. Must-know instruction so you can start playing right away, with a free online metronome! The voice book features lessons on: full-body singing, breathing, finding your voice, vocal warmups, the vocal break, caring for your voice, diction, music literacy, building skills, working on a song, dealing with nerves and more. Includes vocal lines from 12 songs: At Last * Cups (When I'm Gone) * Danny Boy * Georgia on My Mind * Give My Regards to Broadway * Hallelujah * Hard Times Come Again No More * Homeward Bound * I Ain't Got Nobody (And Nobody Cares for Me) * Scarborough Fair * The Skye Boat Song * You Raise Me Up.
Cactus Pattern Notebook with Lined and Manuscript Paper for Notes, Music Notation, and Vocal Exercises
Author: Sweet Lark Studio
This colorful notebook is a great companion for anyone taking voice lessons. It is filled with lightly lined pages for writing notes about what you learned and what you need to prepare for future lessons. This useful notebook also includes 20 pages of blank sheet music with staffs (staves) - use this manuscript paper to record music notation, vocal exercises, and more. Book Details Size: 6 x 9" Cover: Durable Full Color Glossy Paperback with Cactus Pattern in Teal Green Type: Lined Paper and Blank Sheet Music for Vocal and Piano Music Pages: 110 Uses: Note-taking, Study, Music Notation, Songwriting, Music Lessons Ideal for: Thoughtful gift for music students, teachers, musicians, and more
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