Musicplay Grade 2 Teacher's Guide
By Denise Gagne
Teacher guide (binder) and 4 CDs
For grades 1-3 (especially grade 2).
Musicplay is a play based program - each week features a new game from which the musical concepts in the curriculum are taught. Children love music games - this is a text that will haveyour students really excited about learning music! The material supports and enhances science, social studies, and language arts curriculums, and is sequenced for use within Kodaly and Orff programs (some songs include orchestrations for Orffinstruments).
Musicplay Grade 2 features affordably priced individual student workbooks that can be purchased separately, item 805025.
Over 70 songs are given for each grade, including action songs, singalong songs, folk songs, game songs, holiday songs, and more. Multicultural songs include Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, and African songs, sung in the original languages. Native Canadian songs and games use a variety of voicings and accompaniments in the recordings. An American song supplement is included with this Canadian series. Each song lists the melody line and lyrics, with game or action directions and related CD tracks. Many list assessment uses, curriculum connections, and/ or teaching purpose.
The teacher guide also includes an extensive listing of websites for references. Music concepts taught include beat vs. rhythm, accented beats, reading and notating rhythms from flash cards and charts (uses quarter note & rest, 2 eighth notes, tied quarter notes, & half note), borduns in patterns ta rest ta rest or ta ta ta rest, development of the singing voice, identify high/ low/ and middle, reading and notating patterns (sm, slsm, smlsm, lsmd, smd), rhythm canons, speech canons, creating "effects" and accompaniments, and more.
See also The Orff Source (available separately, item 805034), which contains 89 arrangements correlated to the Musicplay program (grades 1-5). For listening selections suggested in the teacher guide, see the Level 2 Listening Resource Kit & CD(available separately, item 805041).
CD Song Listing, Scope & Sequence of Skills - Grade 2, Grade 2 Year Plan, About Musicplay, Grade 2 Song List (includes references to melodic tones, rhythm, other concepts, instruments, and theme), Glossary of Directions Given in Mini-Lesson Plans, Ideas for Developing In Tune Singing, Voice Care, Assessment, Listening Selections on Listening CD, Grade 2 Orff Arrangements in The Orff Source, Naming Notes, Supplemental Resource List, Web Sites to Bookmark, Mini Lesson Plans,Songs, The Woodwind Family, The Brass Family, The Percussion Family, The String Family, Grade 2 Student Reproducible Pages, Grade 2 Expressive Concepts/ Creative/ Communicate Checklist, Grade 2 Beat/ Rhythm Concepts Checklist, Grade 2 Melodic Concepts/ Singing Checklist, Grade 2 CD Inserts, Alphabetical Song Index.
Songs included: Welcome to Music, The Music Time is Over, O Canada, Posture Chant, Line Up Chant, Ridin' That New River Train, Engine #9, Poor Little Bug, Okkitokiunga, I Can Sing a High Note, I've Been Working on the Railroad, Bounce High, John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt, Obwisana, Bell Horses, Tony Chestnut, Thanks a Lot, Time to Play, I'm the Fastest Turkey, Falling Leaves, I Am a Fine Musician, Icka Backa, What's That Creature, Birds & Bats, Pass the Witch's Broomstick, Witches' Stew, Witches' Cat, Old Mother Witch, Grand Old Duke of York, Starlight, Sing for Peace, Make a Difference, This Way Thattaway, Peace Like a River, Doggie Doggie, Napoleon, Lukey's Boat, On Top of Spaghetti, Bluebells, Johnny Caught a Flea, Extremes( poem), Jack Frost (poem), Do Your Ears Hang Low, Pease Porridge Hot, Oh Hanukkah, Who's That, Holiday Round, Ring Ring Ring the Bells, Rocks for Christmas, Jolly Old St. Nicholas, Apples Peaches Pears & Plums, Trampin', Japanese New Year Song,Mouse Mousie, Boom Boom Ain't It Great to Be Crazy, I Like to Play the Instruments, Oliver Twist, Haul on the Bowlin', Pass the Stick, Winter-time (poem), Love Goes Under the Wild Oak Tree, Gitasgakomin, I Sent a Valentine, The More We Get Together, I See the Moon, The Moon (poem), Circle Round the Zero, Ham & Eggs, Cat Came Back, I's the B'y, Cut the Cake, A Sailor Went to Sea Sea, It's Raining, Lollipop Tree, St. Patrick's Day Jig, A Pizza Hut, Ain't Gonna Rain No More, Rain on the Green Grass, Dr. Foster (poem), Father Abraham, Hot Cross Buns, Garbage, Find the Easter Basket, I Can Do the Bunny Hop Too, Recycle, Rabbits, Hide the Easter Eggs, Salish Hand Game, Trees (poem), The Echo (poem), Oh My Aunt Came Back, Johnny One Hammer, Mom You're the Best, Jugemos En el Bosque, Japanese Frog Song, Frog in the Middle, Row Row Row Your Boat, Bought Me a Cat, Sur le Pont, The Chinese Fan, Kagome, Canada in My Pocket, Ooey Gooey Marshmallows (poem), Swimming, Goin' on a Picnic, HereComes a Bluebird, Down Came Johnny, Let Us Chase the Squirrel, Christopher McCracken.
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