Are you doing assessments for your end of the year report cards? One of the areas that I want to assess is how well children perform music in choirs, Orff ensemble, on unpitched instruments, recorder, ukulele or guitar.
What's New in Musicplay with Denise Gagne
Are you doing assessments for your end of the year report cards? One of the areas that I want to assess is how well children can read, write, hear and transcribe melodic patterns using solfege. I use solfege only for note reading in Grades 1-2-3, then transition to a combination of solfege and absolute pitches in Grades 4-5-6.
If you only see your K-6 music students for 30-60 minutes/week, you have very limited time to assess student progress. In this article, I want to give suggestions that will help you make the most of the limited time that you have.
I had an email question from a teacher this week. She needed to give a synopsis of what she teaches in each grade to her principal. She asked if I had a synopsis of what’s taught in Musicplay, and I had never written it in this format. So here’s the synopsis. Of course how much you’re able to teach depends on the time allotted for music, the experiences your students come with, and a myriad of other factors. With Musicplay you treat the teacher’s guide like a menu – choose the song, choose the activities. If you do all the “core” activities, you will complete what’s in the synopsis with your students.
Quick and Easy Ideas for assessing Rhythm Reading and Notation
June 12, 2016
Some of my American teacher friends are already finished school, but for many teachers you are into the home stretch and looking forward to the end of the school year.
Assessment of Performances