Time Signature Unit: 2/4 Meter Songs and Activities

Aileen Miracle
Grade Levels
2nd - 5th
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Need strategies to teach 2-beat meter, or 2/4 time signature? This product includes the following:

*Songs to teach 2-beat meter: Great Big House, Bounce High, Rocky Mountain, Cobbler Cobbler, Apple Tree, King's Land--includes game/activity directions for all

*35-minute Lesson for presenting 2-beat meter

*Rhythm manipulatives for writing rhythms in 2-beat meter

*Banana Split Sundae composition activity

*Bounce High 2-beat meter file folder activity

*Learning center activities for 2-beat meter

*Rhythm flashcards for 2-beat meter: 4 different versions, including one set labeled 2-beat meter with barlines and no double barline, one labeled 2-beat meter with barlines and double barline, one set labeled 2/4 with barlines and no double barline, and one labeled 2/4 with barlines and double barline. Each page comes with two flashcards, which can be printed onto cardstock, cut into two (on the solid line), and laminated for frequent use. Each flashcard set comes with 10 rhythmic patterns. (I included sets without the double barline in case you wanted to combine rhythm cards for longer rhythmic reading.)

*Strategies for teaching 2-beat meter, which includes both preparation and practice activities, as well as Dalcroze-inspired tennis ball activities

*2-beat meter glyph worksheet: Students create two measures of rhythm based off their likes. Great for following directions and tracking measures!

*2-beat meter pre-test, post-test, and answer key

*"Be a composer" 2-beat meter worksheet: Students cut out measures of 2 beats of rhythm and arrange however they want

*SMART Board File: Adding barlines--students add barlines to the rhythm for "Great Big House" with popsicle sticks, and then dictate whichever song you want them to and add popsicle sticks for barlines

*SMART Board File: "Bounce High" disappearing measure--click on whichever measure you want and watch it disappear! Students have to inner sing the missing measure. Great for inner hearing and tracking measures!

*SMART Board Files: Strong beat files for "Bounce High" and "Great Big House"--students color in the strong beats with the SMART board pen

*2-beat meter Anchor Charts: Labels common meter terms. Can be printed out in color and/or made into posters to hang in the room.

*Great Big House stick notation: Can be used for learning centers to dictate with rhythm manipulatives

*How to conduct in 2-beat meter: Fun, colorful visuals for learning how to conduct!

Download the preview for more information and visuals!

Prior knowledge: Prior to using this set, students should know ta, ti-ti, rest, sol, mi, and la. Although the songs are chosen for 2nd-3rd graders, many of the activities can be used with older students learning meter as well.

Check out these sets:

Songs and Activities to Teach 4-beat meter

Songs and Activities to Teach 3-beat meter

Songs and Activities to Teach 6/8 meter

Thanks for looking! You can visit my blog at www.mrsmiraclesmusicroom.com.

Total Pages
86 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 months
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