2nd Grade Music Lesson Plans (Set #2)

Emily Conroy
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This product contains 20 second grade music lesson plans, 20 “lessons at a glance,” 8 original songs (with sound files), and 230 pages of resources to go along with the lessons! The lesson plans last 50-60 minutes and meet the National Core Arts Music Standards (Split each lesson in half for 30-minute classes). Click on the preview to view 1 sample lesson plan and 19 other pages from this product.


This product is also included in my bundled set 2 lessons:

Music Lesson Plans Bundled (Set 2)

➤Need more second grade music lesson plans? Click below to view my first set of second grade music lessons:

Second Grade Music Lesson Plans (Set 1)



Included In This Product:

★20 2nd Grade Music Lesson Plans. Lessons meet all of the National Core Arts Music Standards and were designed to last 50 minutes (this can vary depending on the skill and behavior of your students). Two of the lessons include PowerPoint presentations on the cabasa, conga drums, and djembes. If you do not have these instruments in your classroom, I suggest showing the PowerPoint presentation and then using a different non-pitched percussion instrument for the remainder of the lesson.

★Each lesson contains a shorter version called “lessons at a glance.” Each lesson at a glance contains the objective for that lesson, standards, new terms/concepts, songs, required materials, and optional materials. These are a great way to get a quick idea of what you will be teaching in each lesson as well as what materials you need without having to read through the entire lesson plan!

★1 Song list. This file contains a list of all the songs contained in the lessons as well as links to where you can find those songs and the lessons that those songs are used in. (NOTE: 8 of the 11 songs needed to teach the lessons are included in this product. The other three can be found for free on YouTube (SafeShare link provided) or can be downloaded on Amazon for around 99 cents per song. Links to those downloads are provided both in the lessons and in the song list.)

★230 pages of 2nd grade resources (PowerPoint presentations, original song notation, posters, worksheets, word wall cards, and more!)

★Examples of resources included:

--6 original songs and 2 original warm-ups

All of the original songs include piano accompaniment. The piano accompaniment for each song requires beginner to moderate skill level. Sound files are included for each song and are in MP3 format. Recordings include both full score and accompaniment only. They were recorded using music notation software and do not include human voices singing the melody; although, I recently added separate sound files of myself singing each melody to aid teachers who cannot read music.

--Music word wall cards that rhyme

--PowerPoint presentations introducing concepts such as how to perform half notes and half rests, understanding bar lines and measures, 4/4 time signature, identifying the lines and spaces on the staff, strong versus weak beats, melodic direction (steps, skips, and leaps), the life and music of Billie Holiday, interactive rhythm cards, and more!

--PowerPoint presentations and listening glyphs to help students learn about music from the 1940’s

--Printable rhythm flash cards along with pictures and instructions for how to put them together

--Other printables including worksheets to practice drawing half notes/rest and whole notes/rests, rhythm composition activity, lines and spaces game board, and writing prompts

--And much more!

★PowerPoint files come in both PDF and PowerPoint formats. All printables come in PDF. This product is not editable.

Information About The Lesson Plans:

★ Lessons are aligned to the National Core Arts Standards.

★Each lesson contains blank sections for the teacher’s name and the date they plan to teach the lesson.

★Lessons include the following sections: Objective (written as an “I Can” statement), Warm-Up, Anticipatory Set, Model, Guided Practice, and Independent Practice.

★Lessons include the following concepts:

Sing with accurate pitch

Play classroom instruments with appropriate technique

Read music in standard notation containing bar lines, double bar lines, and repeat signs

Read music in 4/4 time signature

Identify measures containing and incorrect number of beats

Perform music using strong and weak beats

Tell the difference between line and space notes

Identify the names of the lines and spaces on the staff

Identify steps, skips, and leaps in a melody

Analyze the contour of a melody

Compose a two-measure rhythm in 4/4 time

Compose a melody consisting of two pitches

Identify and perform half notes/rests and whole notes/rests

Learn rhythms independently without help from the teacher

Listen and describe music from the 1940’s

Identify and describe a famous African American composer (Billie Holiday)

Explain how personal preferences affect the music I choose to listen to

Perform appropriately for an audience and respond to teacher feedback

Important Notes About This Product:

✓A projector is required to use the PowerPoint presentations.

✓A Smart Board is not required but is helpful when utilizing portions of this resource. If you do not have a Smart Board in your classroom, simply allow students to click the mouse at your computer to view interactive features throughout the resource (some pages include clickable objects).

✓ Two of the lessons include PowerPoint presentations on the cabasa, conga drums, and djembes. If you do not have these instruments in your classroom, I suggest showing the PowerPoint presentation and then using a different non-pitched percussion instrument for the remainder of the lesson.

✓ Other materials needed to implement these lessons include: One soft ball, non-pitched percussion instruments of your choice, popsicle sticks, dimes, colored pencils or crayons, two fly swatters (or other long object like brooms or old mallets), and scissors


Other products from my store:

Music Assessments (K-5th Grades)

Music Rubrics

Elementary Music Curriculum and Song List, Simplified

Elementary Music Substitute Notebook (For the Non-Musical Sub)


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