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   Lesson Plans - Learner Level 4: Music


  • A Wing and a Prayer (Authored by Kathryn La Rosa.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Music (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students improvise missing harmony accompaniment for a soloist performing -The Star Spangled Banner.-

  • Do a Ditty (Authored by Catyn Coburn.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Music (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students work in cooperative groups to create a -ditty- to teach the characteristics that distinguish literary forms to younger students. The ditty is performed before the class.

  • Do You Remember? (Authored by Kathryn La Rosa.)

  • Subject(s): Music (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: The student demonstrates an awareness of where a melody and melody fragments enter different voice parts, and adjusts dynamically to enable the listener to perceive these events. Each student uses a rubric to make critical evaluations of the performances.

  • I Heard It on the Radio (Authored by Terry Gladfelter.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Music (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students will create a portfolio that reflects knowledge of present day professional musicians or individuals related to the music industry.

  • Love Changes Everything (Authored by Kathryn La Rosa.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Music (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students edit a score excerpt that has been deliberately modified to more accurately interpret the composer's idea as represented on a recording of the excerpt. Students justify any recommended changes to the score.

  • My Way (Authored by Terry Gladfelter.)

  • Subject(s): Music (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students perform an improvisation of the Blues that could be used to accompany a video about a decade in American history.

  • Name That Tune (Authored by Terry Gladfelter.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Music (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students listen to music that is representative of different styles, periods, cultures, composers, and performers and identify the music using as least two areas of classification.

  • Nobody Does It Better (Authored by Terry Gladfelter.)

  • Subject(s): Language Arts, Music (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: The students complete a journal entry using criteria developed for justifying the type of music they prefer.

  • Winter Wonderland (Authored by Terry Gladfelter.)

  • Subject(s): Music (Grade 9 - Grade 12)
    Description: Students demonstrate knowledge of stylistic interpretation by choosing one piece of music, recording a verbal introduction describing the style to be performed, and recording a significant section of the music that reflects that style.

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