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The second grade lessons start to have partner and small group work. Teachers and students really like the sequential and do-able lessons in this series. - Kathy

GAMEPLAN Curriculum Grade Two
An active music curriculum for children
By Jeff Kriske and Randy DeLelles
Spiral-bound book
140 pages

Each grade level in the series includes 35 weeks of lesson plans for the elementary music specialist. This curriculum is organized chronologically through the school year from September to May with four lessons per month each with approximately 60 minutes of activities. GAMEPLAN has organized musical objectives in a logical progression that is educationally sound and developmentally appropriate. GAMEPLAN presents the lessons in a concise format that is practical, easy-to-follow and user-friendly.

Each grade level includes:
- lessons organized into a logical sequence
- a yearly plan categorizing objectives in five conceptual areas (rhythm, melody, harmony, form, timbre)
- experiences in imitation, exploration, improvisation, and visualization
- holiday and seasonal activities incorporated into the teaching sequence
- activities that spark creativity and higher-level thinking skills
- a repertoire rich in folk literature, nursery rhymes, and traditional singing games
- four formal written assessments
- a seating chart template, including space for assessment
- illustration of all the charts and visuals used in each lesson

Rhythm Objectives:
Demonstrate quarter note/half note pulse, label half note, label half rest, define tempo, experience meter (2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 6/8) and recognize time signature.

Melody Objectives:
Demonstrate contour, demonstrate proper vocal technique, develop a repertoire of songs (folk/seasonal/multicultural/patriotic), experience MRD melodies, identify Do and Re scale tones and hand signals and perform MRD/SMRD/SMD/SMLD.

Harmony Objectives:
Develop proper mallet technique, demonstrate ostinato, experience major/minor, experience vocal ostinato, demonstrate simple bordun (broken), experience suspended pitch.

Form Objectives:
Demonstrate phrase, identify coda, identify ABC, explore time/space/shape/force in movement and identify bar line/double bar/measure.

Timbre Objectives:
Identify forte/piano, identify pitched percussion (xylophone/metallophone/glockenspiel), demonstrate hand drum technique and identify accent.

The corresponding Charts and Visuals are available separately (825385). GAMEBOARD, item 550062, has classroom visuals and is a companion to the GAMEPLAN curriculum.

Children's literature used in GAMEPLAN Grade 2:
Scary, Scary Halloween (item 835657)
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon (item 836126)
The Star-Spangled Banner (item 835358)
Swimmy (item 833171)

These children's picture books are available at a savings in a set, item 840247.

All of the musical examples used in this curriculum are listed on page X (10) of the Preface. Individual tracks can be purchased as available on iTunes.

The following recordings, listed on page X, are available from West Music:

Rhythmically Moving Recordings Vol 1, 2, 4 and 7

Vol. 1 #850843

Vol. 2 #850844

Vol. 4 #850846

Vol. 7 #850849

The complete 9-volume set #850842 is available at a savings.

Songs and Poems:

A - F: 2 4 6 8, A Thousand Hungry Savages, All 'Round the Brickyard, America the Beautiful, Bounce High Bounce Low, The Bubble Gum Machine, Charlie Over the Ocean, Christmas Now is Over, Christopher Columbus, Clap Clap Clap Your Hands, The Closet Key, Cut the Cake, Daddy Fishing, Dance for Hanukah, Deck the Hall, Donald Duck, Down in the Valley, Draw a Bucket of Water, The Dreydl Song, Five Little Monkeys, Four Beats After, Friends in the Circus

G - N: Giddy-up My Burro, Go! Go! Go!, Go 'Round the Mountain, Grandma Grunts, Grandpa's Whiskers, Ha Ha This Away!, Harvest Song, Hello Sir, Hey Mr. Rabbit, Holiday Treats, I Can Keep the Beat, I Hear the Train A-comin', I Like Winter, Irish Stew, It's Mi Re Do, Jelly in the Bowl, Jeremiah, Jinny Go Round, Jockey, Let Us Chase the Squirrel, Mable Mabel, Magic Word Game, M-A-R-C-H, Martin Luther King, Mouse Mousie, Must Be Halloween, My Aunt Came Back, My Song, Naka Naka Hoi!, The Noble Duke of York

O - Z: Oh I'm Gonna Sing, Opposites, Play in the Snow, Poor Little Kitty Cat, Que Llueva, Riding in a Buggy, Ritsch Ratsch, Sally Down the Alley, Scary Scary Halloween, Sioux Lullaby, Skin and Bones, SoLaMi Game, Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon, The Star Spangled Banner, Swimmy, Tarzan, Taxi Taxi, There Was a Pig Went Out to Dig, Three Little Muffins, Traffic Lights, Trick or Treat, Turkey!, Up on the Housetop, Vacation Fun, Vamos a la Mar, We're Off to the Zoo, Who?, Who's That?, Yes or No?, You're a Grand Old Flag

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Great for general music
Deborah F on Aug 28, 2014
As a young music educator, this curriculum was like striking gold! I cannot praise Jeff and Randy enough for such a fun, thorough, easy-to-follow, engaging, standards-based curriculum. Wow! I love it, and my kids love it. In my opinion, we are learning with the best curriculum out there.
Samantha K on Oct 19, 2013
Really great materials, with concise descriptions, easy to follow. Progressive in nature.
Hal H on May 21, 2014
"Useful age appropriate ideas. It saved me planning time. You do have to make your own visuals, unless you buy them from Game Plan/West Music and they are over-priced in my opinion."
Laura B on Aug 5, 2013
What type of rhythm syllables does this curriculum use? As in, is it Kodaly (ta ta ti-ti ta) or Gordon (Du Du du-de du) or Takadimi (Ta Ta Ta-di Ta)? Or, heaven forbid, vegetable rhythms (Pear, pear, apple, pear)
A shopper on Jun 22, 2016
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Best Answer: Does anyone know the Danish name of the "Harvest Song" in the 2nd Gr. Game Plan? Thanks.
Reply · Report · Lori B. on Oct 19, 2016
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I'm teaching a mixed-age class of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders. We have limited funds, so I was hoping to get just one of the books to start with. Would you recommend the 2nd grade curriculum? Or a different one? Thanks!
A shopper on Sep 15, 2014
Best Answer: I started with this book when I first started teaching a few years ago. It has fantastic ideas and activities that can easily be adapted for 1st grade and can be modified for a 3rd grade class as well. The order I got mine in was 2nd, 1st, K, 3rd, 4th. Great resource with endless opportunity to modify for different grades and skill levels.
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