|Subject Area||Elementary Music|
|Grade Level||3rd, 4th, and 5th|
|Unit of Instruction||Classical Composers|
Sing songs with appropriate vocal technique and tone quality.
Listen and identify various instrumental combinations.
Listen and compare music from two different composers of the same period.
Hypothesize a composer’s intent for composing a musical work.
Read and sing/play melodies using standard notation.
Rehears a song in “chunks” to aid in memorization.
Perform on instruments alone and with others.
Read from notation and play rhythms of various combinations in various meters.
|Learning Targets and Learning Criteria|
Students will sing using their singing voices.
Students will continue to work on and memorize their spring performance pieces.
Students will learn about three classical composers and listen to some of their works.
Students will describe what they think of each composers’ pieces and share with the class.
Students will play on recorders and xylophones with proper playing technique.
Review xylophone playing procedures
Begin working on “Two Three” (triplelets)
Balafon – playing in parts, reading music (easy version: 3rd grade, complex version: 4th-5th)
Spring Performance Pieces
– Work on singing voices, pitches, memorization, and movement
Classical Composers: Mozart, Beethoveen, and Bach
Keep working on Spring Performance Pieces!