MAKING THE GRADE: Creative Standards-Based Lessons

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Creative Standards-Based Lessons for the Music Classroom by Valeaira Luppens & Greg Foreman

Lesson plans for Gr. 3-6 with reproducible student pages based on the National Standards. Each standard is explored in a unit of creative lesson plans in which students create, analyze and perform in fun and challenging ways.

  • For instance, in the unit on Standard 2—perfoming on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music—Orff instruments and boomwhackers are used to teach ostinato patterns the children perform independently and together, and living in harmony is compared to playing together.
  • For Standard 8—understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts—the students calculate amounts of concessions and tickets for a concert, they design a music school, and match songs with cultures/countries.

221 pages of kid-tested materials in a combound book.

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