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Here is an overview of how music grades will be earned...


Each grading period, every student begins with a Proficient grade in music. If a student has an issue with an area on a consistent basis (more than 6 times), their grade will be lowered to Partially Proficient and I will contact parents so we can work together to help the student be more successful.
1. Students use of Academic Content Language:
  • Use of full sentences
  • Turn & Talk participant
  • Related Vocabulary
  • Poetry /Song Connections
  • Read Aloud Connections/Comments
  • I will mark on seating chart any student who has difficulty with these skills.
2. Expression of Music observing students engaged in full participation:
  • Expressing music with voice, body movements, facial express.
  • I will mark on seating chart any student who has difficulty with these skills.
3. Creation of Music observing students engaged in full participation:
  • Expressing music with voice, body movements, facial express.
  • Playing Sop Recorder and Orff Instruments
  • I will mark on seating chart any student who has difficulty with these skills.
4. Theory of Music
  • Quizzes on Music Theory
  • Observe all other students during class examples such as repeat signs, recorder time and BINGO
  • I will mark on seating chart any student who has difficulty with these skills.
5. Aesthetic Valuation of Music
  • Observe students during class: listening and responding verbally and responding using their bodies to march, move & dance.
  • I will mark on seating chart any student who has difficulty with these skills.
6. Effort during Class
  • Effort is based on classroom behavior. The behavior relates to Following Directions, Talking or Bothering Others. If a student receives more than 5 checks in a grading period, their grade drops to a PP; more than 7 drops it to BU. Performing during class and at our evening programs can earn a student an Advanced grade.