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Module by: Catherine Schmidt-Jones. E-mail the author

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Name: Melodic Phrases
ID: m11879
Language: English (en)
Summary: This module contains lesson plans for two activities, appropriate for a wide range of ages, that help the student identify musical phrases and draw parallels with phrasing in language.
Subject: Arts
Keywords: clause, English, grammar, language arts, melodic phrase, melody, national English standard 2, national English standard 3, national English standard 6, national music standard 1, national music standard 2, national music standard 6, national music standard 8, phrase, sentence
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: Catherine Schmidt-Jones (
Copyright Holders: Catherine Schmidt-Jones (
Maintainers: Catherine Schmidt-Jones (

Latest version: 1.7 (history)
First publication date: Feb 17, 2004 2:34 pm -0600
Last revision to module: Mar 11, 2011 7:03 pm -0600


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Version History

Version: 1.8 Jan 18, 2013 9:49 am -0600 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
updated links

Version: 1.7 Mar 11, 2011 7:03 pm -0600 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones Currently viewing this version.
removed from survey

Version: 1.6 Apr 12, 2010 8:17 pm -0500 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
linked to survey

Version: 1.5 Dec 31, 2009 5:32 pm -0600 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Added Google analytics code

Version: 1.4 Aug 11, 2008 12:23 pm -0500 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
updated MENC link

Version: 1.3 Dec 11, 2007 9:21 am -0600 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
separated goals and objectives lists

Version: 1.2 Oct 26, 2007 12:06 pm -0500 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
added goals and assessments list, and a third language-arts-oriented activity

Version: 1.1 Mar 18, 2004 3:20 pm -0600 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
new module

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