1st Grade Vocal Essentials Guide Quarter 1
Theme: The Comparatives

Compare steady beat and no steady beat
Analytical Thinking
steady beat
1e, 2d, 6b, 6c, 6e
no beat
Unit 1
Lesson 1
Lesson 3
Informal Assessment
TE pg.16
Written Assessment
RM 1-2
RM 1-4
Performance Assessment
Follow "Develop" Practice:
TE pg.24 and SE pg.16
Informal Assessment
TE pg. 25
Identify upward and downward melodic patterns
Analytical Thinking
high, low
1e, 5b, 6b, 6c, 6e
upward, downward, melody
Unit 1
Lesson 2
Lesson 4
Primary Boomwhacker
Song #1
Informal Assessment
TE pg.21
TE pg.29
Identify tempos (fast and slow tempos)
Analytical Thinking
Problem Solving
fast, slow
1e, 6b, 6c, 6e, 8b, 9a, 9d
tempo, faster, slower
Unit 4
Lesson 2
Informal Assessment
TE pg.129
SE pg.47
Recognize soft and loud sounds
Analytical Thinking
loud, soft
1e, 6b, 6c, 6e, 8b

Unit 1
Lesson 5
Lesson 6
Informal Assessment
TE pg.33
TE pg.36
Identify Rhythm as long and short
Analytical Thinking
long, short, rhythm
1c, 1e, 6b, 6c, 6d, 6e, 8b

Unit 2
Lesson 1
Lesson 3
Informal Assessment
TE pg.53
TE pg.61
Written Assessment
RM 2-4
Significant Task

See below
higher, lower, flute, tuba
See below
See below

1st Grade
1st Grade-Significant Task Semester 1 (End of Quarter 1)

Identify High and Low
To demonstrate high and low
To discover high and low sounds of the environment
1st Grade Spotlight on Music Book
Unit 2
RM 2-7
1: Singing alone and with others
2: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music
6:Listening to, analyzing and describing music
21st Century Skills
Analytical Thinking
Problem Solving
Finding and Evaluating Information
Listen and sing ‘My Momma’s Calling Me’ pg. 54 while waving hands over head for high sounds and touching knees for the lower sounds
Demonstrate high and low using the step bells with the song
Listen to Sound Check: High and Low, do activity on pg. 54 CD 2:24
pg. 63 Look and listen to sounds of flute and tuba
pg. 64 Listen to sounds of flute CD 19:10 and listen to sounds of the tuba CD 19:22 and identify higher and lower instruments
Students discover high and low sounds found in the environment (animals, city, weather, sirens)
Students classify found sounds and make a chart.
2-3 Classes
pg.65 Have children listen to CD 2:31 and show movement to high and low with their eyes closed
High/Low Recognition Rubric
Teacher created listening assessment
High/Low Recognition Rubric
Student can demonstrate high and low every time
Student can demonstrate high and low
Student is inconsistent with high and low
Student cannot demonstrate high and low