This product is a bundled version of my curriculum for music based on Common Core Essential Standards. This includes detailed daily lesson plans for grades 1 through 8. Please notice that the plans are also available individually. These lesson plans are based on an 18 week semester. 1st through 5th grade meet once a week, so 18 lessons in a plan. 6th, 7th, and 8th grade meet daily, so there are approximately 90 lessons in each grade level plan. Each lesson, although different, may be applicable to more than one grade. The lessons are sequentially designed to build upon each year's learning. There are several mini unit plans within the lessons, including improvisation, guitar, dulcimer, orff, composing, American Music, Jazz, African American Spirituals, Appalachian Ballads, and Shape Note Singing. I follow a basic routine of vocal warmps, reading excercises, movement and team building, and building musicality through performance repertoire. Please Note: K will be added this coming school year. It is NOT part of this package yet.
Resources I use in these lessons include the K-8 Magazine,
Music Play from Theme and Variations by Denise Gagne,
and Marimba Ensemble music by Walt Hampton.
Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoy this product,