Need new ideas for your first grade music lessons? Want detailed ideas, questions, and strategies to try with your students? This comprehensive set is a bundle of my first semester and second semester sets, and includes 56 first grade music lesson plans, for the entire year. Save 20% by buying this as a bundle!
All lesson plans include objectives, materials, all National Core arts standards covered, skills covered, relationship to previous and future lessons, "I can" statements, comfortable starting pitch, time allotted for each activity, procedures, assessments, and transitions. A spot on each lesson is included for an evaluation of the lesson, so you can list any notes about the lesson or about what each class covered. I'm also including essential questions and rubrics as appropriate.
This set is meant to assist you in lesson planning your first grade lessons. Each student population, each school, and each teacher is different, so I made these lesson plans editable (as Word files) so you could adapt as needed. Simply type into the already existing lesson, or cut and paste into your own template. These lessons are written for 35 minutes, so if you have less, you could delete activities, and if you have more, you could add using some of the suggestions in the “suggestions for addition” file (which will grow as the set grows). Please feel free to add activities of your own! This should be a living, breathing set that changes from year to year, adapting to your students, your needs, and your school’s needs.
All songs and chants in the lessons are included in the set; they are alphabetically listed in the songs file. Materials will also be added. Please note that while many lesson materials are included in this set, some of the materials are listed as links to products in my store, the stores of others, or on other sites online (such as West Music.)
Please note that the following lessons are similar to lessons in other sets in my store:
*The first lesson of this series is very similar to the first grade lesson in Fabulous First Day, as this is the first lesson of the first grade year.
*The present long and short-short lesson is similar to the lesson in More Songs and Activities to Teach Ta and Ti-Ti..
*The presentation lesson for ta and ti-ti is similar to the one found in More Songs and Activities to Teach Ta and Ti-Ti.
*The presentation lesson for quarter rest is very similar to the lesson found in "Songs and Activities to Teach Quarter Rest."
*The lesson for presentation of la is similar to the one found in "Songs and Activities to Teach La."
*The 2-beat meter presentation lesson is similar to the one found in Songs and Activities to teach 2-beat meter.
The set also includes:
*A checklist for National Core Arts Standards (this is the same design in my Music Teacher Planner, but only includes first grade)
*Lesson plan template (editable Word file)
*PDF's of all of the lessons
*Editable and PDF outline of lessons: This file is much like a simplified year plan.
*Tips for writing lessons in Word (includes info about how to check boxes on the lesson plan template)
This set could also be adapted for second grade, if your second graders are practicing these concepts. For these lessons, it is assumed that students know the following concepts: beat, rhythm, fast/slow, loud/quiet, and high/low. During the course of this set, students will learn quarter notes and eighth notes (sometimes called ta and ti-ti), quarter rest, sol, mi, and la, as well as 2-beat meter, or 2/4. Students will also work on several skills, such as listening, inner hearing, improvisation, and more!
Thank you to Blair Turner for the border in the solfa manipulative set.
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