On this page you will find the different learning targets that I will be teaching over the school year. Many of the learning targets are broad in definition and cover multiple aspects of music, but I will try to trim them down to specifics and then scaffold them with other targets.
Learning Target: Rhythm
Throughout the school year, students will be exposed to varying rhythms. Rhythms will begin simplistically and eventually move into subdivision of beats, changing meters and how those affect rhythms, and understanding the values of notes. Students will then be able to demonstrate, through practice and performance, a variety of simple and complex rhythms.
LEARNING TARGET: THE MUSICAL STAFF
Students will understand the music staff including elements such as clefs, key signatures, sharps/flats/naturals/accidentals, note placement including stem direction, and ledger lines.
Through weekly worksheets and sight-reading, students will demonstrate understanding of the above elements.
Learning Target: Sight-reading
At various times during the year, students will be assigned short excerpts of sight-reading material. These short excerpts will be provided in class, or can be found on the online website Sightreadingfactory.com. Each student has their own membership to the website.
Through music selecting for upcoming concerts, students will be taught and will master skills such as identification of key elements of a new piece of music, singing skills, and attention to details.
Students will demonstrate knowledge and mastery of these skills through written assessments and performance assessments.