|Subject Area||Elementary Music|
|Grade Level||3rd, 4th, and 5th|
|Unit of Instruction||Recorder Playing Test and Instrument Families|
Listen and identify various instruments and describe their timbre.
Describe and compare timbres created by various vocal and instrumental sounds.
Perform songs using appropriate expressive qualities of dynamics, tempos, articulations, and moods while following conductor.
Read/sing/play melodies using standard notation.
Sight read songs using standard notation.
Read from notation and sing songs containing rhythms of various combinations in various meters.
Demonstrate proper technique with instruments.
Read rhythms of various combinations and meters.
|Learning Targets and Learning Criteria|
Students will perform on their recorders either Merrily We Roll Along or Old MacDonald for a playing test.
Students will begin learning their Spring Performance pieces.
Students will demonstrate proper recorder playing posture, sound, and musical technique.
Students will complete a Reading Treble Clef worksheet packet where they will read various patterns of music in treble clef and answer questions about different musical styles.
Students will learn about the string, woodwind, brass, and percussion families and will learn to tell the difference between each of the instruments/families.
Students will demonstrate their instrument family knowledge by playing in a listening game.
Recorder Playing Test:
Treble Clef Worksheet Packet
Instrument Family Four Corners
Spring Performance Pieces
Recorder playing tests happening in class:
3rd Grade: Merrily We Roll Along
4th and 5th: Old MacDonald
Be sure to practice!!