I could incorporate instruments with this book. I would read the story aloud and every time I mentioned a sound in the book that was quiet, the students would play their instruments softly. Every time I read a sound in the book that was loud, the students would play their instruments softly.
I could incorporate instruments with this book to imitate the sounds of the train. First, I would model the actions and once the students understand what they are supposed to do, I will begin reading the book and have them gradually add sound (providing help as needed).
I could incorporate movement with this book. If I did not have any instruments (rhythm sticks), I could have the students imitate the sounds of a drum with their hands tapping on their desks. I would model the difference between soft taps and hard taps.
I could incorporate music with this book by having the children sing along to the book. I would model my expectations and have the students repeat what is being modeled, gradually being able to sing the song in unity!
I could incorporate singing and instruments with this book. Once the students are able to sing the song, I would incorporate instruments to match the sounds portrayed on the bus.
I could incorporate singing and fingerplays with this book. We would learn the chant and add the finger movements to it. Every time we sing the chant and one frog jumps off the log, the students will model (after me) with their fingers.
I could incorporate music with this book by adding movement and singing. We would start off gradually reading sections of the book and incorporate hand movements later. The students could also work with a partner to do the hand movements or they could work by themselves.
I could incorporate singing with this book. The students could sing the chant, "Run, run, as fast as you can! You can't catch me, I'm the gingerbread man." I would model the chant and point to the students when it is time to sing the chant.
I could incorporate singing with this book. Every time Pete the Cat steps in a puddle. his shoes change colors and the author begins to sing. We would learn the song together and sing it altogether.
I could incorporate instruments with this book by having the students play the sounds that the animals make in the book. I would let each student choose their instrument and assign each section of the class an animal and its sound.