“It's Elemental: Lessons that Engage” By Don Dupont and Brian Hiller is an excellent Orff resource for teachers of grades K – 5. Containing 15 ready-made lessons that demonstrate Orff Schulwerk elements, the exercises focus on rhythm, melody, tone color, texture, and form. The music included uses original, folk, and traditional melodies. The orchestrations are simple, using mainly body percussion and primary Orff instruments. A grade level is given for each song, along with lesson goals, skill objectives, extensions, and classroom tips.
Focus on Rhythm: This Little Song (K to grade 1); One Bottle O' Pop (grade 3-4); Chicken on the Fence Post (grade 4-5).
Focus on Melody: Teddy Bear (K to grade 1); Rocky Mountain (grade 2-3); America America (grade 4-5).
Focus on Form: Hear the Train (K to grade 1); Georgie Porgie (grade 2-3); Mary Lee We Rolla Long (grade 4-5).
Focus on Texture: 2-4-6-8 (K to grade 1); 1-2-3-4-5 (grade 3-4); Hear the Bells (grade 4-5).
Focus on Harmony: Down Came a Lady (grade 1-2); Springtime Magic (grade 3-4); Viva la Musica (grade 4-5).