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   View Standards     Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 23 :
23 ) Write informative or explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section. [W.2.2]

[ELA2015] (3) 23 :
23 ) Write informative or explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly. [W.3.2]

a. Introduce a topic and group related information together; include illustrations when useful to aiding comprehension. [W.3.2a]

b. Develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details. [W.3.2b]

c. Use linking words and phrases (e.g., also, another, and, more, but) to connect ideas within categories of information. [W.3.2c]

d. Provide a concluding statement or section. [W.3.2d]

[ELA2015] (4) 23 :
23 ) Write informative or explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly. [W.4.2]

a. Introduce a topic clearly and group related information in paragraphs and sections; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension. [W.4.2a]

b. Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic. [W.4.2b]

c. Link ideas within categories of information using words and phrases (e.g., another, for example, also, because). [W.4.2c]

d. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic. [W.4.2d]

e. Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented. [W.4.2e]

[ELA2015] (5) 23 :
23 ) Write informative or explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly. [W.5.2]

a. Introduce a topic clearly, provide a general observation and focus, and group related information logically; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension. [W.5.2a]

b. Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic. [W.5.2b]

c. Link ideas within and across categories of information using words, phrases, and clauses (e.g., in contrast, especially). [W.5.2c]

d. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic. [W.5.2d]

e. Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented. [W.5.2e]

[ARTS] MUS (2) 17 :
17) Demonstrate knowledge of music concepts and how they support creators'/performers' expressive intent.

Example: Without prompting, play instruments to reflect dynamics in a piece of music.

[ARTS] MUS (3) 19 :
19) Evaluate musical works and performances, applying established criteria, and describe appropriateness to the context.

Example: Write a review of a live musical performance.

[ARTS] MUS (4) 19 :
19) Evaluate musical works and performances, applying established criteria, and explain appropriateness to the context.

Example: Write a detailed review of a live musical performance.

[ARTS] MUS (5) 19 :
19) Evaluate musical works and performances, applying established criteria, and explain appropriateness to the context, citing evidence from the elements of music.

Example: Write a detailed review of a live musical performance including specific musical elements.

Subject: English Language Arts (2 - 5), Arts Education (2 - 5)
Title: Meet the Families
URL: http://www.keepingscore.org/sites/default/files/lessonplans/KSEd_Meet_the_Families_Redfern.pdf
Description:

Students will review orchestra, instruments, and instrument families. They will identify instruments by sight and sound. They will discuss how the instruments in each family are "related." They will write a descriptive paragraph about each family.  



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] MUS (0) 14 :
14) List personal interests and experiences and demonstrate why they prefer some music selections over others.

[ARTS] MUS (0) 16 :
16) Demonstrate awareness of expressive qualities that reflect creators'/performers' expressive intent.

Example: Use body percussion to reflect dynamics in a piece of music.

[ARTS] MUS (1) 17 :
17) Demonstrate and identify expressive qualities that reflect creators'/performers' expressive intent.

Example: Play instruments to reflect dynamics in a piece of music.

[ARTS] MUS (1) 18 :
18) Apply personal and expressive preferences in the evaluation of music for specific purposes.

[ARTS] MUS (2) 17 :
17) Demonstrate knowledge of music concepts and how they support creators'/performers' expressive intent.

Example: Without prompting, play instruments to reflect dynamics in a piece of music.

[ARTS] MUS (2) 18 :
18) Apply personal and expressive preferences in the evaluation of music for specific purposes.

[ARTS] MUS (3) 18 :
18) Demonstrate and describe how expressive qualities are used in performers' interpretations to reflect expressive intent.

Example: Sing music with expressive qualities and intent.

[ARTS] MUS (3) 19 :
19) Evaluate musical works and performances, applying established criteria, and describe appropriateness to the context.

Example: Write a review of a live musical performance.

[ARTS] MUS (4) 18 :
18) Demonstrate and explain how expressive qualities, including dynamics and tempo, are used in performers' and personal interpretations to reflect expressive intent.

Example: Sing music with expressive qualities and summarize expressive intent.

[ARTS] MUS (4) 19 :
19) Evaluate musical works and performances, applying established criteria, and explain appropriateness to the context.

Example: Write a detailed review of a live musical performance.

[ARTS] MUS (5) 18 :
18) Demonstrate and explain how expressive qualities, including dynamics, tempo, and articulation, are used in performers' and personal interpretations to reflect expressive intent.

Example: Sing music with expressive qualities and summarize expressive intent.

[ARTS] MUS (5) 19 :
19) Evaluate musical works and performances, applying established criteria, and explain appropriateness to the context, citing evidence from the elements of music.

Example: Write a detailed review of a live musical performance including specific musical elements.

Subject: Arts Education (K - 5)
Title: Emotions in Music
URL: http://www.keepingscore.org/sites/default/files/lessonplans/KSEd_Emotions_in_Music_Sequeira.pdf
Description:

Students will discuss feelings, emotions, and how dynamics and tempo reflect those in music.  They will identify which emotion is portrayed in a variety of musical selections.  They will choose their favorite piece of music and write a story for that music. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 24 :
24 ) Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure. [W.2.3]

[ELA2015] (3) 24 :
24 ) Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences. [W.3.3]

a. Establish a situation and introduce a narrator, characters, or both; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally. [W.3.3a]

b. Use dialogue and descriptions of actions, thoughts, and feelings to develop experiences and events or show the response of characters to situations. [W.3.3b]

c. Use temporal words and phrases to signal event order. [W.3.3c]

d. Provide a sense of closure. [W.3.3d]

[ELA2015] (4) 24 :
24 ) Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences. [W.4.3]

a. Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator, characters, or both; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally. [W.4.3a]

b. Use dialogue and description to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations. [W.4.3b]

c. Use a variety of transitional words and phrases to manage the sequence of events. [W.4.3c]

d. Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely. [W.4.3d]

e. Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events. [W.4.3e]

[ARTS] MUS (2) 18 :
18) Apply personal and expressive preferences in the evaluation of music for specific purposes.

[ARTS] MUS (3) 19 :
19) Evaluate musical works and performances, applying established criteria, and describe appropriateness to the context.

Example: Write a review of a live musical performance.

[ARTS] MUS (4) 19 :
19) Evaluate musical works and performances, applying established criteria, and explain appropriateness to the context.

Example: Write a detailed review of a live musical performance.

Subject: English Language Arts (2 - 4), Arts Education (2 - 4)
Title: Music and the Elements of a Story
URL: http://www.keepingscore.org/sites/default/files/lessonplans/KSEd_Music_and_the_Elements_of_a_Story_Duncan.pdf
Description:

Students will identify the elements of a story - character, setting, plot.  They will listen to a story while listening to "Aquarium" from Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns.  They will identify story elements.  They will listen to "Fossils" from Carnival of the Animals and create a story including character, setting, and plot.  



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] MUS (3) 19 :
19) Evaluate musical works and performances, applying established criteria, and describe appropriateness to the context.

Example: Write a review of a live musical performance.

[ARTS] MUS (4) 19 :
19) Evaluate musical works and performances, applying established criteria, and explain appropriateness to the context.

Example: Write a detailed review of a live musical performance.

[ARTS] MUS (5) 19 :
19) Evaluate musical works and performances, applying established criteria, and explain appropriateness to the context, citing evidence from the elements of music.

Example: Write a detailed review of a live musical performance including specific musical elements.

[ARTS] VISA (3) 1 :
1) Elaborate on an individual or prompted imaginative idea.

Examples: Create an imaginative mask showing his/her personality.
Look at masks from different cultures such as Chinese, African and Native American.

[ARTS] VISA (4) 1 :
1) Individually brainstorm multiple approaches to an art problem.

Examples: Create lists, sketches, or thumbnail-sketches.

[ARTS] VISA (5) 3 :
3) Communicate personal ideas, images, and themes through artistic choices of media, technique, and subject matter.

Subject: Arts Education (3 - 5)
Title: Stravinsky and the Firebird
URL: http://www.keepingscore.org/sites/default/files/lessonplans/KSEd_Stravinsky_and_The_Firebird_Raines.pdf
Description:

Students will listen to and analyze Igor Stravinsky's Firebird Suite. They will make connections between the music and the Russian folktale, The Firebird. They will create pictures and write a poem about a firebird.     



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] MUS (3) 19 :
19) Evaluate musical works and performances, applying established criteria, and describe appropriateness to the context.

Example: Write a review of a live musical performance.

[ARTS] MUS (4) 19 :
19) Evaluate musical works and performances, applying established criteria, and explain appropriateness to the context.

Example: Write a detailed review of a live musical performance.

[ARTS] MUS (5) 19 :
19) Evaluate musical works and performances, applying established criteria, and explain appropriateness to the context, citing evidence from the elements of music.

Example: Write a detailed review of a live musical performance including specific musical elements.

Subject: Arts Education (3 - 5)
Title: Mozart vs. Beethoven - Real Classical Composers
URL: http://www.keepingscore.org/sites/default/files/lessonplans/KSEd_Mozart_vs_%20Beethoven_Real_Classical_Composers_Daw.pdf
Description:

Students will discuss four time periods of music - Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern. They will list facts about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven. They will compare and contrast the music of Mozart and Beethoven.  They will identify that Mozart and Beethoven are composers of the Classical Period.    



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] MUS (0) 17 :
17) Apply personal and expressive preferences in the evaluation of music.

[ARTS] MUS (1) 18 :
18) Apply personal and expressive preferences in the evaluation of music for specific purposes.

[ARTS] MUS (2) 18 :
18) Apply personal and expressive preferences in the evaluation of music for specific purposes.

[ARTS] MUS (3) 19 :
19) Evaluate musical works and performances, applying established criteria, and describe appropriateness to the context.

Example: Write a review of a live musical performance.

[ARTS] MUS (4) 19 :
19) Evaluate musical works and performances, applying established criteria, and explain appropriateness to the context.

Example: Write a detailed review of a live musical performance.

[ARTS] MUS (5) 19 :
19) Evaluate musical works and performances, applying established criteria, and explain appropriateness to the context, citing evidence from the elements of music.

Example: Write a detailed review of a live musical performance including specific musical elements.

Subject: Arts Education (K - 5)
Title: Why Do We Like Some Styles of Music but Not Others?
URL: https://wonderopolis.org/wonder/Why-Do-We-Like-Some-Styles-of-Music-but-Not-Others
Description:

Students will read about why we prefer different types of music. Some of the factors include personality, age, culture, and mood. They will discuss why they like their favorite song.  



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] MUS (0) 17 :
17) Apply personal and expressive preferences in the evaluation of music.

[ARTS] MUS (1) 18 :
18) Apply personal and expressive preferences in the evaluation of music for specific purposes.

[ARTS] MUS (2) 18 :
18) Apply personal and expressive preferences in the evaluation of music for specific purposes.

[ARTS] MUS (3) 19 :
19) Evaluate musical works and performances, applying established criteria, and describe appropriateness to the context.

Example: Write a review of a live musical performance.

[ARTS] MUS (4) 19 :
19) Evaluate musical works and performances, applying established criteria, and explain appropriateness to the context.

Example: Write a detailed review of a live musical performance.

[ARTS] MUS (5) 19 :
19) Evaluate musical works and performances, applying established criteria, and explain appropriateness to the context, citing evidence from the elements of music.

Example: Write a detailed review of a live musical performance including specific musical elements.

Subject: Arts Education (K - 5)
Title: The American Folk Song Collection
URL: https://kodaly.hnu.edu/collection.cfm
Description:

This collection includes over 600 folk songs that can be searched by a variety of musical elements.  Some of the songs include a recording and game for the students. Each song includes sheet music.  



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] MUS (3) 19 :
19) Evaluate musical works and performances, applying established criteria, and describe appropriateness to the context.

Example: Write a review of a live musical performance.

[ARTS] MUS (4) 19 :
19) Evaluate musical works and performances, applying established criteria, and explain appropriateness to the context.

Example: Write a detailed review of a live musical performance.

[ARTS] MUS (5) 19 :
19) Evaluate musical works and performances, applying established criteria, and explain appropriateness to the context, citing evidence from the elements of music.

Example: Write a detailed review of a live musical performance including specific musical elements.

Subject: Arts Education (3 - 5)
Title: Compare and Contrast Composers
URL: http://www.keepingscore.org/sites/default/files/lessonplans/KSEd_Compare_and_Contrast_Composers_LaPlante.pdf
Description:

Students will analyze Igor Stravinsky's Firebird and Aaron Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man. They will listen again and draw a picture of what they feel while listening to each piece. They will compare and contrast each composer.  



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] MUS (3) 17 :
17) Demonstrate and describe how a response to music can be informed by its structure, the use of the elements of music, and context.

[ARTS] MUS (3) 19 :
19) Evaluate musical works and performances, applying established criteria, and describe appropriateness to the context.

Example: Write a review of a live musical performance.

Subject: Arts Education (3)
Title: Antiquated Artifacts
URL: https://www.clevelandorchestra.com/globalassets/1920/lesson-plan-db/pdfs/3-antiquatedartifacts.pdf
Description:

Students will discuss how technology has changed over time and how they listen to music.  They will identify music playing devices through history.  They will listen to a 1939 recording of Scheherazade by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.  They will discuss how the recording sounds.  They will listen to a 1978 recording of the same piece.  They will compare and contrast the two recordings.  Finally, students will play a game to identify antiquated items.   



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] MUS (3) 17 :
17) Demonstrate and describe how a response to music can be informed by its structure, the use of the elements of music, and context.

[ARTS] MUS (3) 19 :
19) Evaluate musical works and performances, applying established criteria, and describe appropriateness to the context.

Example: Write a review of a live musical performance.

Subject: Arts Education (3)
Title: Take the A Train
URL: https://www.clevelandorchestra.com/globalassets/1920/lesson-plan-db/pdfs/3-taketheatrain.pdf
Description:

Students will listen to Take the A Train by Duke Ellington and identify instruments being played.  They will review the four families of instruments of the orchestra and categorize the instruments heard in the song.  They will research and describe their favorite instrument.  



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] MUS (3) 19 :
19) Evaluate musical works and performances, applying established criteria, and describe appropriateness to the context.

Example: Write a review of a live musical performance.

[ARTS] MUS (4) 19 :
19) Evaluate musical works and performances, applying established criteria, and explain appropriateness to the context.

Example: Write a detailed review of a live musical performance.

[ARTS] MUS (5) 19 :
19) Evaluate musical works and performances, applying established criteria, and explain appropriateness to the context, citing evidence from the elements of music.

Example: Write a detailed review of a live musical performance including specific musical elements.

Subject: Arts Education (3 - 5)
Title: Ragtime With Scott Joplin
URL: http://www.keepingscore.org/sites/default/files/lessonplans/KSEd_Ragtime_with_Scott_Joplin_McBurney.pdf
Description:

Students will discuss Ragtime music and the life of Scott Joplin.  They will analyze Joplin's rags and identify repetition of rhythm, notes, and syncopation.  They will listen to a recording of Joplin playing and a contemporary band playing Joplin's music.  They will journal key facts about Joplin and Ragtime music and reflect on their preference of Ragtime music.    



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] MUS (3) 19 :
19) Evaluate musical works and performances, applying established criteria, and describe appropriateness to the context.

Example: Write a review of a live musical performance.

[ARTS] MUS (4) 19 :
19) Evaluate musical works and performances, applying established criteria, and explain appropriateness to the context.

Example: Write a detailed review of a live musical performance.

[ARTS] MUS (5) 19 :
19) Evaluate musical works and performances, applying established criteria, and explain appropriateness to the context, citing evidence from the elements of music.

Example: Write a detailed review of a live musical performance including specific musical elements.

[ARTS] VISA (3) 5 :
5) Individually or collaboratively construct representations of places that are part of everyday life.

Examples: Create a two-dimensional or three-dimensional model of school, home, bedroom, or neighborhood.

View and discuss Van Gogh's Bedroom.

[ARTS] VISA (4) 2 :
2) Collaboratively design and create artwork that has meaning and purpose.

Examples: Create a logo for a school or activity.

[ARTS] VISA (4) 15 :
15) Through observation, infer information about time, place, and culture in which a work of art was created.

Example: Look at the statue of Vulcan in Birmingham and talk about its relationship to history of the city.

[ARTS] VISA (5) 12 :
12) Interpret art by analyzing visual qualities and structure, contextual information, subject matter, visual elements, and use of media to identify ideas and mood conveyed.

Subject: Arts Education (3 - 5)
Title: The Ultimate Desk
URL: http://www.getty.edu/education/teachers/classroom_resources/curricula/arts_lang_arts/a_la_lesson29.html
Description:

Students will analyze Bernard van Risenburgh's Double Desk. They will design and describe their own ultimate desk. They will listen to and analyze Baroque music. Working in groups, students will construct a desk from cardboard and tape.  They will decorate the veneer for their desk. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] MUS (3) 19 :
19) Evaluate musical works and performances, applying established criteria, and describe appropriateness to the context.

Example: Write a review of a live musical performance.

[ARTS] MUS (4) 19 :
19) Evaluate musical works and performances, applying established criteria, and explain appropriateness to the context.

Example: Write a detailed review of a live musical performance.

[ARTS] MUS (5) 19 :
19) Evaluate musical works and performances, applying established criteria, and explain appropriateness to the context, citing evidence from the elements of music.

Example: Write a detailed review of a live musical performance including specific musical elements.

Subject: Arts Education (3 - 5)
Title: Ooooh, the Oud
URL: https://folkways.si.edu/ooooh-oud/music/tools-for-teaching/smithsonian
Description:

Students will listen to and identify the Oud. They will create movement and play instruments to the rhythms.  The lesson includes three segments. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] MUS (3) 19 :
19) Evaluate musical works and performances, applying established criteria, and describe appropriateness to the context.

Example: Write a review of a live musical performance.

[ARTS] MUS (4) 19 :
19) Evaluate musical works and performances, applying established criteria, and explain appropriateness to the context.

Example: Write a detailed review of a live musical performance.

Subject: Arts Education (3 - 4)
Title: Instrument Frenzy
URL: https://www.nyphilkids.org/frenzy.html
Description:

Students will sort orchestral instruments into families - brass, woodwind, percussion, and strings.  



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