Musicplay Grade 2 Teacher's Guide + Listening Kit 2
Themes and Variations
Musicplay is an award-winning music curriculum for elementary schools and is a sequential curriculum with lessons that follow the calendar year. The weekly lesson outlines the new concepts that will be taught, those that will be reviewed, and include seasonal and holiday repertoire. The planning is done for the teacher!
Year Plans, scope and sequence, month outlines, and detailed weekly lessons are included for each grade.
Year Plan and Scope & Sequence
The year plan offers a brief overview of the entire year and how each area will be addressed. The scope and sequence is a one page document that expresses the learning objectives for the entire year.
Sample: Musicplay Grade 2 Scope and Sequence with Year Plan Sample [PDF]
Month Lesson Outlines
Monthly Lesson Outlines give you the month at a glance and includes the songs from the song list, learning modules available on MusicplayOnline, and additional options for each week throughout the school year.
Sample: Musicplay Grade 2 Month Outline Sample [PDF]
39 weekly detailed lessons offer you a menu of musical activities. There is more than enough material in the lesson plan for two thirty-minute music classes.
Sample: Musicplay Grade 2 Week Sample [PDF]
The lesson plans are like a menu. There are many song choices and for each song, there are activities to choose from. You choose the songs and the activities that teach the curriculum concepts required by your state or province (Musicplay is aligned to all state and provincial curriculums!). You choose the songs and activities that hold the most appeal for you and your students.
Feel free to substitute freely - Musicplay provides the framework - you get to make the choices.
Performance (vocal) and accompaniment tracks are included in the teacher’s guides! You can embed the audio into your presentation (PowerPoint, Google Slides, etc.) and use the recordings seamlessly in your classroom.
Musicplay 2 has more than 95 musical selections! Child and adult voices are used. Accompaniments include Orff arrangements, piano accompaniments, and orchestrated accompaniments. Performance songs have both performance tracks and accompaniment tracks - you can use the accompaniments only for your performances. Multicultural songs feature authentic performances - the songs are in original languages and are sung by native singers. Many of the multicultural songs are game songs that appeal to children even though the language and sound may be unfamiliar.
Assessment suggestions are given throughout the teacher’s guides.
Checklists and rubrics of important skills are included if your district requires the use of them.
Sample: Musicplay Grade 2 Beat and Rhythm Rubrics Sample [PDF]
Curriculum Connections and Diversity
Musicplay supports and enhances science, social studies, and language arts curriculums. In second grade, songs to teach vowels and consonants are included. The Musicplay 2 student books, Digital Resources, and MusicplayOnline are wonderful literacy tools that provide many opportunities for shared reading. Students will develop reading skills while they learn music.
Poetry and chants are also included in Musicplay 2. Review the song list below for a complete list of songs, chants, poetry, and teaching tips.
Diversity is an important topic at Musicplay and we are constantly working on developing a program that is responsive and equitable. Please review our 2021 changes that have been applied to the program: Equity and Diversity in Musicplay
- Musicplay Grade 2 Printed Binder
- Vocal and Accompaniment Tracks (Audio MP3s)
- Listening Resource Kit 2
- 3 months of complimentary access to MusicplayOnline (must be requested by the purchaser once the binder has been received)
|1||Welcome to Music||33||Napoléon||68a.a||"John, John the Leprechaun" (author unknown)|
|2||O Canada||34||Lukey's Boat||68a.b||Cookie Jar Chant|
|3||My Country, 'Tis of Thee||35||On Top of Spaghetti||68a.c||Mmm, Cookies!|
|4||Ridin' That New River Train||36||Bluebells||69||A Pizza Hut|
|5||Engine, Engine Number Nine||37||Johnny Caught a Flea||70||Ain't Gonna Rain No More|
|5a.a||How to Label Beat and Rhythm||37a.a||Creating an Accompaniment for a Poem||71||Rain on the Green Grass|
|5a.b||Posture Chant||37a.b||"Extremes" by James Whitcomb Riley||71a.a||"Don't Say Ain't!" (author unknown)|
|5a.c||Line Up Chant||37a.c||"Jack Frost"||72||Father Abraham|
|5a.d||The Music Time is Over||37a.d||A New Solfa Note: Do||72a.a||Rain Poems|
|6||Hill, Hill||38||Tap It Here, Tap It There||72a.b||Performance Idea: Rain|
|7||Poor Little Bug on the Wall||39||Pease Porridge Hot||73||Hot Cross Buns|
|7a.a||How Music is Written||40||O Hanukkah||74||Garbage|
|7a.b||How to Label So and Mi||41||Who's That?||75||Find the Easter Basket|
|7a.c||Listen to the Rhythm||41a.a||How to Label Do||75a.a||Label Re|
|8||Paddle in My Kayak||42||Holiday Round||76||I Can Do the Bunny Hop Too!|
|9||I Can Sing a High Note||43||Ring, Ring, Ring the Bells||77||Recycle|
|I've Been Working on the Railroad||44||Rocks for Christmas||78||Rabbits|
|10||Bounce High||44a.a||Devleoping the Singing Voice||79||Hide the Easter Eggs|
|10a.a||How to Label Accent and Bar Lines||45||Jolly Old St. Nicholas||80||Salish Hand Game|
|11||John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt||45a.a||The Nutcracker||80a.a||"Trees" by Joyce Kilmer|
|12||Obwisana||45a.b||Reflect on a Performance||80a.b||"The Echo" (author unknown)|
|13||Bell Horses||46||Apples, Peaches, Pears, and Plums||80a.c||Performance Idea: Earth Day Program|
|13a.a||Dynamics: Loud and Soft||47||Trampin'||80a.d||The Whole Note|
|13a.b||Ties||48||Japanese New Year Song||81||Oh, My Aunt Came Back|
|13a.c||How to Label La||49||Mouse, Mousie||82||Johnny One Hammer|
|14||Tony Chestnut||49a.a||Haiku by Matsuo Basho||82a.a||Creating Melodic Ostinato|
|15||Thanks a Lot!||50||Boom Boom||83||Mom, You're the Best!|
|16||Time to Play||51||I Like to Play the Instruments||84||Juguemos en el bosque|
|17||I'm the Fastest Turkey||52||Oliver Twist||85||Japanese Frog Song|
|17a.a||Tempo: Fast and Slow||53||Haul on the Bowlin'||86||Frog in the Middle|
|17a.b||Rhythm||54||Pass the Stick||87||Row, Row, Row Your Boat|
|18||Falling Leaves||54a.a||Solfa Practice Using Do Mi So||88||Bought Me a Cat|
|19||I Am a Fine Musician||55||Love Grows Under the Wild Oak Tree||89||Sur le pont d'Avignon|
|20||Icka Backa||56||Gitsigakomim||90||The Chinese Fan|
|20a||We Like Playing Games Together||57||I Sent a Valentine||91||Kagome|
|21||What's That Creature?||58||The More We Get Together||92||Canada in My Pocket|
|22||Birds and Bats||59||I See the Moon||93||Swimming|
|23||Pass the Witch's Broomstick||60||Circle Round the Zero||94||Goin' on a Picnic|
|24||Witch's Stew||60a.a||Cinnamon Heart Listening Activity||94a.a||"Ooey Gooey Marshmallows" (author unknown)|
|25||Old Mother Witch||60a.b||"The Moon" by Robert Louis Stephenson||95||Here Comes a Bluebird|
|25a.a||Creating Rhythm Ostinato||61||Ham and Eggs||96||Down Came Johnny|
|26||The Grand Old Duke Of York||62||My Cat Boo||97||Let Us Chase the Squirrel|
|27||Starlight||63||I'se the B'y||98||Christopher McCracken|
|28||Sing for Peace||64||Cut the Cake||99||Orchestral Instrument Families|
|29||Make a Difference||65||A Sailor Went to Sea||99a||Classroom Instruments|
|29a||What Can I Do?||65a.a||Performance Idea: A Sea Story||99b||The Woodwind Family|
|30||This Way That-a-way||65a.b||Compare the Elements: Art and Music||99c||The Brass Family|
|30a.a||"If I Can Stop One Heart from Breaking" by Emily Dickinson||66||It's Raining, It's Pouring||99d||The Percussion Family|
|31||Peace Like a River||67||The Lollipop Tree||99e||The String Family|
|32||Doggie, Doggie||68||St. Patrick's Day Jig|
Samples from the Teacher's Guide:
Teacher Guide Samples [PDF]
- Musicplay Grade 2 Scope and Sequence with Year Plan Sample
- Musicplay Grade 2 Song List Sample
- Musicplay Grade 2 Month Outline Sample
- Musicplay Grade 2 Week Sample
- Musicplay Grade 2 Beat and Rhythm Rubrics Sample
- Musicplay Grade 2 Classified Index
- Musicplay Grade 2 Alphabetical Index