Lesson: Lesson 1-3 2nd Grade

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Lesson Objective

Introduction to reading and writing music notation and playing on the glockenspiel

Lesson Plan




Teacher Guide

Student Guide



(Specify skills/information that will be learned.)

Students will be able to read and write half notes and whole notes on the G line and the B line of the treble staff

LANGUAGE OBJECTIVE-Students will be able to verbalize how different challenges that go along with reading and playing an instrument at the same time and use correct language when asking for verification from the teacher.





(Give and/or demonstrate necessary information)


Definitions of half and whole notes, pitch and rhythm

Understanding a beat matrix - review



(Steps to check for student understanding)


Did the students play the instrument with the correct rhythm on their instrument with the class?


Did the students write an 8 beat rhythm using whole notes and half notes  on a piece of paper?


Other Resources

(e.g. Web, books, etc.)


Glockenspields, music notation worksheet


(Describe the independent activity to reinforce this lesson)



Students will 1-decide on what pattern of half notes and whole notes they should use on their beat matrix equalling 8 beats

2- Decide on whether to use pitch G or B on each part of the pattern.

3-Draw the note indicateing half or whole note and G or B on the page

4-Play the pattern on a glockenspiel.





 Common Core Standards

  • CC.2.SL.3 Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to clarify comprehension, gather additional information, or deepen understanding of a topic or issue.
  • CC.2.L.5.a Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., describe foods that are spicy or juicy).





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