“It's Elemental 2: More Lessons that Engage” By Don Dupont and Brian Hiller is another excellent Orff resource for teachers of grades K – 5. This book is similar to volume 1 (item 803992, available separately), with the additional focus area of timbre.
Containing 18 ready-made lessons that demonstrate Orff Schulwerk elements, the exercises focus on rhythm, melody, tone color, texture, form, and timbre. The music included uses original, folk, and traditional melodies and the orchestrations are simple, using mainly a variety of Orff instruments. A grade level is given for each song, along with lesson goals, poetry, movement, games, and classroom management tips.
Instruments used: soprano and alto glocks; soprano, alto and bass xylophones; soprano, alto and bass metallophones; contra bass bars C, D, F and G; soprano and alto recorders; agogo bells; bell tree; cowbell; finger cymbals; suspended cymbal; triangle; gong; cabasa; guiro; sand blocks; shaker; temple blocks; woodblock; washboard; tambourine; bongos; conga; hand drum; bass drum.
Focus on Rhythm: 'Round &; 'Round (K to grade 1); Mother Goose is on the Loose (grades 2-3); Li'l Liza Jane (grades 4-5).
Focus on Melody: Strawberry Shortcake (K to grade 1); Fais Dodo (grades 3-4); Laughing Laughing (grades 4-5).
Focus on Texture: Ride a Fine Horse (K to grade 1); Fudge Fudge (grades 3-4); Sansa Kroma (grade 5).
Focus on Form: Sing a Song of Sixpence (grades 1-2); Welcome to Music (grades 2-3); Tongo (grades 3-4).
Focus on Harmony: 2 Little Apples (K to grade 1); Down in the Valley (grades 4-5); Riddle Me So (grades 3-4).
Focus on Timbre: The Little Mouse (K to grade 1); Pease Porridge Hot (grades 1-2); Instrument Rondelet (grades 3-4).