Is Singing for You?

From the Series Ready to Make Music

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Learning to sing well is a wonderful goal. The human voice is perhaps the most beautiful-sounding instrument there is! Indeed, singers bring a special touch to all kinds of music, from rock and roll and jazz to opera and country. Singers as diverse as Justin Timberlake, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Lopez, and Josh Groban all reflect the power and beauty of the human voice. But is singing right for you? Or might band be a better fit? Hear what professional singers like about their craft, and learn what skills a good singer needs. Discover whether singing is your best choice for making music.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Social Studies
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Publication Date 2010-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.4
Dewey 783'.043
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Lexile 710
Guided Reading Level T
ATOS Reading Level 4.9
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 138514
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Primary source quotations/images, Reviewed, Sidebars, Source notes, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource


School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

“Landau covers all the bases so that prospective musicians have the information they need to confidently answer each title’s question. . . . Kids thinking about taking up an instrument will find the books helpful in their decision-making process.” —School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Author: Elaine Landau

Award-winning nonfiction children's book author Elaine Landau has written over 300 books for young readers. She worked as a newspaper reporter, a children's book editor, and a youth services librarian before becoming a full time author.

Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!

Ready to Make Music

Ready to Make Music is an intermediate series that will help budding musicians select an instrument to play. Each book profiles a different instrument, from violin to guitar to the human voice. Peppered with pop-culture tidbits and quotations from musicians, the series… View available downloads →