ALEX Classroom Resources

ALEX Classroom Resources  
   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): [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 (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 (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.

Subject: Arts Education (3 - 5)
Title: Tempo in Your Feet
URL: http://www.keepingscore.org/sites/default/files/lessonplans/KSEd_Tempo_in_your_Feet_JGrant.pdf
Description:

Students will identify and move to show the following tempo markings: adagio, andante, moderato,
allegro, and presto.  They will play a game to identify the tempo for a variety of music.  



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] MUS (0) 1 :
1) Explore and experience music concepts.

Example: Explore musical sources freely, using found sounds, electronic sounds, or sounds from voice or instruments found in classroom, remembering to use both sound and silence.

[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 (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) 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 (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 (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.

Subject: Arts Education (K - 5)
Title: Introducing Tempo
URL: http://www.keepingscore.org/sites/default/files/lessonplans/KSEd_Introducing_Tempo_VanOoteghem.pdf
Description:

Students will define tempo markings largo, moderato, and presto. They will demonstrate the different tempos by moving around the room. They will identify the tempo in a variety of music.  



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] MUS (3) 2 :
2) Generate musical ideas (such as rhythms and melodies) within a given tonality and/or meter.

Example: Perform rhythmic accompaniments using pitched instruments or body percussion.

[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 (4) 2 :
2) Generate musical ideas within related tonalities and meters.

Example: Notate simple rhythms and melodies within a specified meter and tonality.

[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 (5) 2 :
2) Generate musical ideas within specific related tonalities, meters, and simple chord changes.

Example: Create music combining rhythms and melodies, as well as various tonalities and meters.

[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.

Subject: Arts Education (3 - 5)
Title: Movement of the Animals
URL: http://www.keepingscore.org/sites/default/files/lessonplans/KSEd_Movement_of_the_Animals_Swenson.pdf
Description:

Students will analyze Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns. They will identify the animal portrayed by the tempo, dynamics, and instruments. They will choose an animal and compose a piece of music that describes the way the animal moves.      



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] MUS (3) 2 :
2) Generate musical ideas (such as rhythms and melodies) within a given tonality and/or meter.

Example: Perform rhythmic accompaniments using pitched instruments or body percussion.

[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 (4) 2 :
2) Generate musical ideas within related tonalities and meters.

Example: Notate simple rhythms and melodies within a specified meter and tonality.

[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 (5) 2 :
2) Generate musical ideas within specific related tonalities, meters, and simple chord changes.

Example: Create music combining rhythms and melodies, as well as various tonalities and meters.

[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.

Subject: Arts Education (3 - 5)
Title: Guess What's on My Mind
URL: http://www.keepingscore.org/sites/default/files/lessonplans/KSEd_Guess_What_s_on_My_Mind_Lin.pdf
Description:

Students will respond to the tempo and dynamics of Camille Saint-Saëns' Carnival of the Animals.  They will identify the animal being portrayed based on elements of music they hear.  Using differing tempos and dynamics, they will compose a variation on Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.  



   View Standards     Standard(s): [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 (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 (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] 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) 3 :
3) Generate ideas and employ a variety of strategies and techniques to create a work of art/design.

[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: Beethoven's Sixth Symphony: Pastoral
URL: http://www.keepingscore.org/sites/default/files/lessonplans/KSEd_Beethoven_s_Sixth_Symphony_Pastoral_Rivera.pdf
Description:

Students will listen to Ludwig van Beethoven's 6th Symphony.  They will identify the imagery portrayed by the music.  They will use oil pastel crayons to create a visual representation of the music.  



   View Standards     Standard(s): [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 (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 (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.

Subject: Arts Education (3 - 5)
Title: Moods
URL: http://www.keepingscore.org/sites/default/files/lessonplans/KSEd_Moods_Boyes.pdf
Description:

Students will listen to "In the Hall of the Mountain King" from the Peer Gynt Suite by Edvard Greig. They will discuss how the music makes them feel. They will listen to the story Jubal's Wish by Audrey and Don Wood. They will identify the characters and their traits. They will listen to different pieces of music and choose which would represent each character.  



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ELA2015] (5) 24 :
24 ) Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences. [W.5.3]

a. Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator, characters, or both; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally. [W.5.3a]

b. Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, description, and pacing, to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations. [W.5.3b]

c. Use a variety of transitional words, phrases, and clauses to manage the sequence of events. [W.5.3c]

d. Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely. [W.5.3d]

e. Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events. [W.5.3e]

[ARTS] MUS (5) 16 :
16) Demonstrate and explain, citing evidence, how selected music connects to and is influenced by specific interests, experiences, purposes, or contexts.

[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.

Subject: English Language Arts (5), Arts Education (5)
Title: Crafting Cartoons
URL: https://www.clevelandorchestra.com/globalassets/1920/lesson-plan-db/pdfs/5-craftingcartoons.pdf
Description:

Students will listen to and analyze music composed for cartoons.  They will evaluate the mood of the music.  Working in groups of four, students will write a storyline for a cartoon while listening to Anxiety Montage by Carl Stallings.  



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] MUS (5) 16 :
16) Demonstrate and explain, citing evidence, how selected music connects to and is influenced by specific interests, experiences, purposes, or contexts.

[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.

Subject: Arts Education (5)
Title: The Planets
URL: https://www.clevelandorchestra.com/globalassets/1920/lesson-plan-db/pdfs/5-theplanets.pdf
Description:

Students will model the solar system and read facts about each planet.  They will listen to Gustav Holst's The Planets and evaluate each movement and how it reflects the planet.  



   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) 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 (4) 17 :
17) Demonstrate and explain how responses to music are informed by its structure, the use of the elements of music, and context.

[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 (5) 17 :
17) Demonstrate and explain, citing evidence, how responses to music are informed by the structure, the use of the elements of music, and context.

[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] VISA (3) 14 :
14) Create works of art based on observations of surroundings.

[ARTS] VISA (4) 14 :
14) Create works of art that reflect community and/or cultural traditions.

Examples: Create a quilt in the style of the Gee's Bend Quilters.

[ARTS] VISA (5) 1 :
1) Combine ideas to develop an innovative approach to creating art.

Subject: Arts Education (3 - 5)
Title: Haunting Music
URL: https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/resources-for-educators/classroom-resources/lessons-and-activities/lessons/3-5/haunting-music/
Description:

Students will identify elements of music in orchestral program music. They will create a mural inspired by orchestral music. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] MUS (4) 11 :
11) Demonstrate and explain how intent is conveyed through interpretive decisions and expressive qualities.

Example: Experiment with instrumentation to explore the impact on a known piece.

[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) 11 :
11) Demonstrate and explain how intent is conveyed through interpretive decisions and expressive qualities that reflect stylistic performance practices.

Example: Perform dynamic and articulation markings in known pieces.

[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 (4 - 5)
Title: Theme and Variation
URL: https://www.carnegiehall.org/Education/Programs/Music-Educators-Toolbox/Resources/5-Theme-and-Variation
Description:

Students will create a theme and variations using a simple sentence.  Students will compare and contrast themes and variations while listening to Mozart's variations on "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star."  Listening examples are provided. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [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 (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) 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 (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 (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.

Subject: Arts Education (K - 5)
Title: Exploring Expressive Qualities in Music
URL: https://www.carnegiehall.org/Education/Programs/Music-Educators-Toolbox/Resources/1-Exploring-Expressive-Qualities
Description:

Students will review expressive qualities, such as tempo, dynamics, and articulation. Students will create movements to demonstrate each quality while listening to a variety of musical selections. A worksheet is provided to identify expressive qualities in music. Video demonstrations are provided. 



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