1st Grade Vocal Essentials Guide Quarter 3
Theme: Intoducing So and Mi
Skills and Content
Standards
Key Vocabulary
Resources
Assessments
Essentials
21st Century Skills
Important to Know and Do




Identify selected pitched instruments from Peter and the Wolf
Analytical Thinking
animals
6d, 8b, 9a
composer, compose,
Prokofiev
Unit 4
Lesson 5
Composer Attachment
Teacher Generated Assessment
Recognize so and mi
Analytical Thinking
high, low
1a, 1e, 2d, 2e, 6b, 8b, 9b, 9c
pitch, so, mi
Unit 4
Lesson 1
Informal Assessment
TE pg. 125 (body scale)
Performance Assessment
Singing Rubric
Solo response with "Quaker, Quaker"
CD 4:18 (Instrumental version)
OR
"Here We Sit" pg.251
Sing and use hand signs to read so and mi from notation
Communicating
Analytical Thinking
Problem Solving
pitch,
so, mi
1e, 3c, 5b, 5d, 6e, 8a, 8b
staff, lines, spaces,
treble clef,
repeat sign
Unit 4
Lesson 3
Lesson 4
Curwen Hand Signs
Teacher Observation
Use curwen hand signs and solfege symbols while singing
pg. 134
Informal Assessment
TE pg.133
Written Assessment
RM 4-6
RM 4-7
RM 4-8
Singing alone and with others
Communicating
Collaborating
Finding and Evaluating Information
USA, country, United States
1b, 1c, 9a
patriotic music
pg.326-329
Performance Assessment
Singing Rubric
*Add rubric
Students will memorize and sing "America"
Explore music and composers from various historical periods
Analytical Thinking
animals
6a, 6d, 8b, 9a
Saint-Saens
pg. 24
pg.204-205
2nd Grade
pg. 253
Composer Attachment
Teacher Generated Assessment

Singing Rubric
E
97-100%
Sings using accurate pitch and shows proper vocal technique
P
84-96%
Sings using accurate pitch
I
76-83%
Singing voice is moving high and low
but is not accurate
N
75-0%
Does not use singing voice