Long Range Planning for the Music Room {Year Plans, Song Lists, and More!}

Rated 4.86 out of 5, based on 430 reviews
430 Ratings
Aileen Miracle
Grade Levels
K - 6th
Resource Type
Formats Included
  • Zip
  • Excel Spreadsheets
67 pages
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What educators are saying

This has helped streamline my planning so much! It gives me a clearer idea of how to plan a solid and sequential unit and lessons for my kiddos.
Thank you! I really love being organized and this helped me organize my entire year! What a blessing and a total time saver when lesson planning!


Wondering how to effectively long-range plan for your music classroom? This comprehensive product offers helpful examples and templates to long-range plan each year in music, including:

*An overview of how to plan everything, from your year to your daily lesson plans

*Song list materials, including a song list template which can be used for any grade level, process for creating a song list, and a first grade song list with 50 folk song/chant titles, 6 listening lesson titles, and 23 children's literature titles, cross-referenced by concept, skill, and extensions, as well as where to find these songs, chants, and mini-lessons within my TpT store

*Concept planning/ PPP materials: including a template which can be used with any melodic or rhythmic concept, process for creating a concept plan, and a completed tika-tika concept plan with descriptions of 39 physical, visual, and aural activities to prepare and practice tika-tika, as well as a process for presenting sixteenth notes

*Year plan materials: Includes a year plan template, process for creating year plans, and a comprehensive first grade year plan with information for rhythm, melody, reading/writing, vocal exploration, partwork, form, listening, inner hearing, improvisation, instruments, movement, assessment, children's literature, and holidays. The year plan includes a multitude of activities for the entire first grade year, and can be an invaluable tool for planning your daily music lessons. The set includes the year plan in both PDF and Excel, as well as an Excel spreadsheet with comments, which provides more information about each activity. (New songs for each week are listed in red.)

*A monthly planning template

*Lesson planning materials: Lesson planning templates for Kindergarten-fifth grade Ohio standards as well as NCCAS standards, a completed Kindergarten lesson plan with songs, chants, and materials (includes "Bee Bee," "Engine Engine," "Mrs. Murphy's Chowder," and "Queen Caroline," as well as a crown beat chart, a Ghost Melodies SMART board file, a fast/slow and loud/quiet visual file), transition ideas, lesson planning strategies, and tips for writing lessons in Word

*Google Drive information: Access to all templates in Google Docs or Google Sheets, as well as information about checking off checkboxes in Google Docs

Read some of the reviews:

"This set has been instrumental in my planning for the coming year."

"What an amazing set of materials and planning strategies. After many years of teaching, I am excited about using these formats for organizing myself, and planning for next year. This is a gold mine."

"Such a helpful resource! Using this resource virtually guarantees that nothing will be left out!"

Looking for planning materials for second grade? Check out my Second Grade Planning Set.

Looking for concept planning sets? Check out my Concept Plan Starter Pack, Bundled Set {K-3}

Please rate this product, and follow me for freebies and product updates! You can visit my blog at www.mrsmiraclesmusicroom.com.

Total Pages
67 pages
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Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
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