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1 Music Learning Expectations Pre K 3 practice listening skills sing songs from memory experiment with rhythm and beat echo So Mi melodies incorporate movements to correspond to specific music use classroom instruments to keep a steady beat learn vocabulary related to music and drama express through movement what is felt and heard learn new concepts and vocabulary associated with drama investigate, create, and explore the environment Pre K 4 practice listening skills sing songs from memory describe basic elements in music (high and low sounds, loud and soft sounds) match pitch improvise Sol, Mi melodies keep a steady beat experience rhythm though body movement and use of instruments experiment with various instruments and learn to hold and play them correctly develop an appreciation and enjoyment of music through musical games and programs express through music and movement what is felt and heard experiment with materials and props explore voices assume various roles in dramatic play situations participate in dramatic play themes that become increasingly more complex 1

2 Kindergarten utilize the solfège approach to introduced the fundamentals of music (vocalization, sight-reading) sing and play music utilizing instruments demonstrate rhythm and movement while listening to different styles of music read and notate music improvise Sol, La, Mi melodies match pitch use icons or invented symbols to represent beat identify quarter note, quarter rest identify and describe basic elements in music (high/low, fast/slow, loud/soft) use the singing voice to echo short melodic patterns sing songs from memory using proper posture and breathing learn mallet techniques utilizing Orff-Schulwerk instruments and other classroom instruments create accompaniments using classroom instruments introduce the instruments of the orchestra introduce musical concepts such as steady beat and rhythm using songs, chants, singing, and rhythm games differentiate between beat and rhythm walk, move, clap to steady beat identify the various uses of music in daily experiences understand the roles of the conductor, composer, musician, and orchestra sing and listen to music from various cultures use music, together with dance, theatre, and visual arts to tell a story retell or dramatize stories, myths, fables, and fairy tales from various cultures and times learn basic ingredients of storytelling and scene structure make up original stories, scenes, and poems portray different community members through role-playing First Grade utilize the solfège approach to introduced the fundamentals of music (vocalization, sight-reading) sing with accuracy and expression in a developmentally appropriate range sing songs from memory using proper posture and breathing read, compose, and perform simple rhythms read, write, and perform simple patterns of rhythm and pitch using beats, rests, and divided beat identify simple musical forms (phrase, AB, echo) improvise simple rhythmic accompaniments using the body, percussions, or classroom instruments learn about the instruments of the orchestra and their classification in family groups play pitched and nonpitched percussion instruments learn about beat and rhythm through exercises and games play simple accompaniments on classroom instruments review mallet techniques experience C pentatonic on Orff-Schulwerk recognize and discuss the music and celebrations of other cultures 2

3 learn unison and two-part songs and chants participate in singing games create movements to music that reflect focused listening describe how ideas or moods are communicated through music understand the role of music in past and present cultures use music, together with dance, theatre, and visual arts, to tell a story identify the cultural and geographic origins of stories describe the role and responsibilities of audience and actor review the elements of dramatic structure understand the process of collaboration in the creation and performance of drama Second Grade sing with accuracy in a developmentally appropriate range read and notate music write and perform simple rhythmic patterns using eighth notes, quarter notes, half notes, and rests read, write, and perform simple patterns using solfège (Sol, La, Mi, Re, Do) identify ascending/descending melody and even/uneven rhythm patterns in selected pieces of music identify simple musical forms emphasizing verse/refrain, AB, ABA identify visually and aurally individual wind, string, brass, and percussion instruments work on beginning rhythmic dictation and expanded use of pitched and nonpitched percussion instruments as accompaniment to songs identify C pentatonic on Orff-Schulwerk develop an appreciation of each other s performance abilities foster a supportive environment with classmates sing songs and listen to music from various cultures and throughout history sing and play simple songs and singing games from various cultures identify how musical elements communicate ideas and moods identify similar themes in stories, songs, and art forms (patterns, textures) study vocal dynamics translate the spoken word into mime and movement utilizing poetry and short stories identify theatre and story-telling forms from different cultures identify universal characters in stories and plays Third Grade sing with accuracy in a developmentally appropriate range sing, play, and listen to music from diverse cultures identify treble clef, bass clef, quarter note, quarter rest read, write, and perform simple rhythmic patterns using eighth notes, quarter notes, half notes, whole notes, dotted half notes, and rests introduce sixteenth notes sing in unison 3

4 learn two- and three-part songs sing developmentally appropriate songs from memory, including rounds, partner songs, and ostinatos learn American folk songs, patriotic songs, and songs from other cultures participate in singing games and rhythm activities continue ear training using solfège read, write, and perform pentatonic patterns using solfège identify melody, rhythm, harmony, and timbre in selected pieces of music when presented aurally learn melodic and rhythmic improvisation and dictation learn to read music use white boards and staff paper to write notes, rotation, and begin to recognize B, A, and G work on reading songs using B, A, and G learn to play the soprano recorder reading the treble clef staff introduce the major scale on Orff-Schulwerk identify, visually and aurally, the four families of orchestral instruments play classroom pitched and nonpitched percussion instruments study the history and evolution of various instruments study the science of sound as it applies to musical instruments conduct sound experiments hear, write, and share descriptions of instruments and react to recordings experiment with playing various instruments use creative talents by dramatizing songs and making up rhythmic patterns to accompany songs demonstrate confidence while performing in front of an audience show an appreciation for the performance skills of other students select and use specific criteria in making judgments about the quality of music performance identify the uses of music from diverse cultures and time periods study movement to music craft scenes that resolve conflicts and encourage creative risk-taking learn different ways to create characterizations dramatize different cultural versions of similar stories from around the world identify universal themes in stories and plays from different periods Fourth Grade sing with accuracy and expression using proper posture and breath support sing a varied repertoire of music alone and as part of an ensemble read, write, and perform melodic notation for simple songs in major and minor keys using solfège read, write, and perform a major scale read, write, and perform simple rhythmic notation including sixteenth notes, dotted notes, and syncopation (eighth-quarter-eighth, and eighth rest- quarter-eighth notes) describe music according to its elements using vocabulary related to music and drama describe the way in which a variety of instruments, including voice, produce sound recognize and describe aural examples of musical forms apply vocal and instrumental skills sing a varied repertoire of music alone and with others incorporate instruments to play melodies and accompaniments learn two- and three-part songs 4

5 follow the cues of a conductor compose, arrange, and improvise simple rhythmic and melodic patterns on classroom instruments learn about string instrument s (violin, viola, or cello) compose and arrange music for Orff-Schulwerk learn the major scale on Orff-Schulwerk sing a varied repertoire of music from diverse cultures including rounds, descants, and songs with ostinatos, alone and with others recognize the influence of various cultures on music in Arkansas compare musical styles from two or more cultures define basic opera terms use specific criteria to judge the relative quality of musical performances describe the characteristics that make a performance a work of art make cross-curricular connections identify and interpret expressive characteristics in works of art and music integrate art disciplines (dance, visual arts, theater) into a well-organized presentation or performance relate dance movements to express musical elements in specific music evaluate improvement in personal musical performances after rehearsal create more complex scenes with more detailed characters and plots collaborate on classroom dramatizations using available materials create dramatizations of important Arkansans use skills of oral and written expression, improvisation, and role playing to write, direct, and produce a play Fifth Grade sing with accuracy and expression using proper posture and breath support sing songs written in two- and three-parts and use instruments to play melodies and accompaniments read, write, and perform simple melodic notation in treble clef in major and minor keys read, write, and perform major and minor scales read, write, and perform rhythmic notation including quarter note triplets and tied syncopation learn to compose, arrange, and improvise basic rhythms on classroom instruments describe music according to its elements using vocabulary related to music and drama analyze and critically assess differences in tempo and dynamics in contrasting music selections analyze the use of music elements in aural examples from various genres and cultures identify vocal and instrumental ensembles from a variety of genres and cultures use classroom instruments to play melodies and accompaniments from a varied repertoire of music from diverse cultures including rounds, descants, and ostinatos in two- part harmony, alone and with others describe the social functions of a variety of musical forms from various cultures and time periods (folk songs, dances) study a particular era or style of music develop and apply appropriate criteria to support personal preferences for specific musical works demonstrate confidence while performing in front of an audience show an appreciation for the performance skills of other students select and use specific criteria in making judgments about the quality of music performance evaluate improvement in personal musical performances after rehearsal 5

6 demonstrate clarity of intent, character, and logical story sequence through classroom dramatizations perform from a script work on increasingly challenging and complex scenes that incorporate historical events use skills of oral and written expression, improvisation, and role playing to write, direct, produce, analyze, and critique a performance 6

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