**Update - I have included the original WORD version of the response booklet so you can make changes if needed.
This weekly lesson plan goes along with the common core curriculum map for 2nd grade: Seasons. This is a music appreciation lesson on Antonio Vivaldi and The Four Seasons. It is the SIXTH week in my Season Unit.
In this weekly lesson plan, students will listen to a story about the life of Antonio Vivaldi. They will identify the main topic and main idea of the book. They will read a multiparagraph text about Vivaldi and identify the topic of each paragraph. Students will learn the different types of instruments in an orchestra. They will listen to Vivaldi’s first concerto and be able to identify the types of instruments being played. They will look at the sonnet that goes along with the music and give the main idea. Students will describe how the words will sound in the music. They will draw a picture of the season while listening to one of the concertos.
By the end of the week, they are able to:
find the main topics in a multiparagraph text.
identify the types of instruments used to play a piece of music.
explain the main idea of a piece of music.
listen to a piece of music and draw a picture illustrating the season.
Book you will need is:
I, Vivaldi by Janice Shefelman (Lexile level 570). (only 1 copy needed)
The lesson plan contains the following:
+Common Core Standards
+I can statements
+Video Links from YouTube related to music
+Detailed plans for the week
+1 student response booklet template to copy for each student - the booklet is formatted to be printed front and back so that when you fold it all the pages line up. You don't have to print it as a book. You could copy it and cut the pages so that the students can paste them into their reading journals.
The Common Core Standards addressed are:
RI.2.1:Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
RI.2.2: Identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.
RI.2.10: By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 2–3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
SL.2.1: Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
I have also included the pdf file and the word file in case you would like to make changes.
Seasons Weekly Lessons:
Seasons Unit: Cynthia Rylant Week 1
Seasons Unit: Poppleton Week 2
Seasons Unit: Trees & Leaves Week 3
Seasons Unit: Poetry Introduction Week 4
Seasons Unit: Haiku Poetry Week 5
Seasons Unit: Antonio Vivaldi Week 6
Seasons Unit: 6 Week Lesson Plans Bundled with Response Booklets
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