M/J Chorus 4 (#1303030) 


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Course Standards

Name Description
MU.68.C.1.1: Develop strategies for listening to unfamiliar musical works.
Clarifications:
e.g., listening maps, active listening, checklists
MU.68.C.1.2: Compare, using correct music vocabulary, the aesthetic impact of a performance to one’s own hypothesis of the composer’s intent.
Clarifications:
e.g., quality recordings, peer group and individual performances, composer notes, instrumentation, expressive elements, title
MU.68.C.1.4: Identify, aurally, a variety of vocal styles and ensembles.
Clarifications:
e.g., chant, spiritual, folk, opera, world, jazz, pop, solo, duet, trio, quartet, small ensembles, choirs
MU.68.C.2.1: Critique personal performance, experiment with a variety of solutions, and make appropriate adjustments with guidance from teachers and peers.
Clarifications:
e.g., intonation, balance, blend, phrasing, rhythm
MU.68.C.2.2: Critique, using correct music vocabulary, changes in one’s own or others’ musical performance resulting from practice or rehearsal.
Clarifications:
e.g., blend, balance, ensemble playing, sonority, technique, tone quality
MU.68.C.2.3: Critique personal composition and/or improvisation, using simple criteria, to generate improvements with guidance from teachers and/or peers.
MU.68.C.3.1: Apply specific criteria to evaluate why a musical work is an exemplar in a specific style or genre.
MU.68.F.1.1: Create a composition and/or performance, using visual, kinesthetic, digital, and/or acoustic means to manipulate musical elements.
MU.68.F.2.1: Describe several routes a composition or performance could travel from creator to consumer.
Clarifications:
e.g., MIDI and other technology, production, sharing on the Internet, home studios, professional recording studios, sales
MU.68.F.2.2: Describe how concert attendance can financially impact a community.
Clarifications:
e.g., increased revenues at restaurants, hotels, and travel agencies; venue maintenance, parking attendants
MU.68.F.3.1: Describe how studying music can enhance citizenship, leadership, and global thinking.
Clarifications:
e.g., dedication to mastering a task, problem-solving, self-discipline, dependability, ability to organize, cultural awareness, mutual respect
MU.68.F.3.2: Investigate and discuss laws that protect intellectual property, and practice safe, legal, and responsible acquisition and use of musical media.
MU.68.F.3.3: Identify the tasks involved in the compositional process and discuss how the process might be applied in the work place.
Clarifications:
e.g., idea, development, editing, selling, revising, testing, presenting
MU.68.H.1.2: Identify the works of representative composers within a specific style or time period.
MU.68.H.1.3: Describe how American music has been influenced by other cultures.
MU.68.H.1.4: Classify authentic stylistic features in music originating from various cultures.
Clarifications:
e.g., rhythm, layered texture, key patterns, tonality, melodic line, quarter- or semi-tones, national folk melodies, improvisation, instrumentation, aural/oral traditions, drumming patterns
MU.68.H.1.5: Using representative musical works by selected composers, classify compositional characteristics common to a specific time period and/or genre.
MU.68.H.2.1: Describe the influence of historical events and periods on music composition and performance.
MU.68.H.2.2: Analyze how technology has changed the way music is created, performed, acquired, and experienced.
Clarifications:
e.g., from harpsichord to piano; from phonograph to CD
MU.68.H.2.3: Classify the literature being studied by genre, style, and/or time period.
MU.68.H.3.1: Identify connections among music and other content areas and/or contexts through interdisciplinary collaboration.
Clarifications:
e.g., school: other music classes, social studies, dance, physical education, science, health, math, world languages; community: cultural connections and traditions, ceremonial music, sales and advertising, communication
MU.68.H.3.2: Discuss how the absence of music would affect other content areas and contexts.
Clarifications:
e.g., theatre and dance, movies, sporting events, video games, commercial advertising, social gatherings, civic and religious ceremonies, plays
MU.68.O.1.1: Compare performances of a musical work to identify artistic choices made by performers.
Clarifications:
e.g., rhythm, melody, timbre, form, tonality, harmony, expressive elements; choral, orchestral, band, ensemble
MU.68.O.2.1: Create a composition, manipulating musical elements and exploring the effects of those manipulations.
Clarifications:
e.g., using electronic or paper-and-pencil means to experiment with timbre, melody, rhythm, harmony, form, tonality
MU.68.O.2.2: Demonstrate knowledge of major and minor tonalities through performance and composition.
Clarifications:
e.g., scales; key signatures; relative major/minor; parallel major/minor
MU.68.O.3.1: Describe how the combination of instrumentation and expressive elements in a musical work can convey a specific thought, idea, mood, and/or image.
Clarifications:
e.g., tempo markings, expression markings, articulation markings, phrasing, scales, modes, harmonic structure, timbre, rhythm, orchestration
MU.68.O.3.2: Perform the expressive elements of a musical work indicated by the musical score and/or conductor, and transfer new knowledge and experiences to other musical works.
MU.68.S.1.1: Improvise rhythmic and melodic phrases to accompany familiar songs and/or standard harmonic progressions.
Clarifications:
e.g., blues, rock
MU.68.S.1.2: Compose a short musical piece.
Clarifications:
e.g., using traditional, non-traditional, digital, or classroom instruments and/or voice
MU.68.S.1.3: Arrange a short musical piece by manipulating melody, form, rhythm, and/or voicing.
MU.68.S.1.4: Sing or play melodies by ear with support from the teacher and/or peers.
Clarifications:
e.g., melodies using traditional classroom instruments and/or voice
MU.68.S.2.1: Perform music from memory to demonstrate knowledge of the musical structure.
Clarifications:
e.g., basic themes, patterns, tonality, melody, harmony
MU.68.S.2.2: Transfer performance techniques from familiar to unfamiliar pieces.
MU.68.S.3.1: Sing and/or play age-appropriate repertoire expressively.
Clarifications:
e.g., technique, phrasing, dynamics, tone quality, blend, balance, intonation, kinesthetic support/response
MU.68.S.3.2: Demonstrate proper vocal or instrumental technique.
Clarifications:
e.g., posture, breathing, fingering, embouchure, bow technique, tuning, strumming
MU.68.S.3.3: Sight-read standard exercises and simple repertoire.
Clarifications:
e.g., note and rest values, key signatures, time signatures, expressive markings, special harmonic and/or notation symbols
MU.68.S.3.4: Compare written notation to aural examples and analyze for accuracy of rhythm and pitch.
Clarifications:
e.g., error detection, interval reinforcement
MU.68.S.3.5: Notate rhythmic phrases and/or melodies, in varying simple meters, performed by someone else.
MU.68.S.3.6: Develop and demonstrate efficient rehearsal strategies to apply skills and techniques.
Clarifications:
e.g., independently, collaboratively
MA.K12.MTR.1.1: Actively participate in effortful learning both individually and collectively.  

Mathematicians who participate in effortful learning both individually and with others: 

  • Analyze the problem in a way that makes sense given the task. 
  • Ask questions that will help with solving the task. 
  • Build perseverance by modifying methods as needed while solving a challenging task. 
  • Stay engaged and maintain a positive mindset when working to solve tasks. 
  • Help and support each other when attempting a new method or approach.

 

Clarifications:
Teachers who encourage students to participate actively in effortful learning both individually and with others:
  • Cultivate a community of growth mindset learners. 
  • Foster perseverance in students by choosing tasks that are challenging. 
  • Develop students’ ability to analyze and problem solve. 
  • Recognize students’ effort when solving challenging problems.
MA.K12.MTR.2.1: Demonstrate understanding by representing problems in multiple ways.  

Mathematicians who demonstrate understanding by representing problems in multiple ways:  

  • Build understanding through modeling and using manipulatives.
  • Represent solutions to problems in multiple ways using objects, drawings, tables, graphs and equations.
  • Progress from modeling problems with objects and drawings to using algorithms and equations.
  • Express connections between concepts and representations.
  • Choose a representation based on the given context or purpose.
Clarifications:
Teachers who encourage students to demonstrate understanding by representing problems in multiple ways: 
  • Help students make connections between concepts and representations.
  • Provide opportunities for students to use manipulatives when investigating concepts.
  • Guide students from concrete to pictorial to abstract representations as understanding progresses.
  • Show students that various representations can have different purposes and can be useful in different situations. 
MA.K12.MTR.3.1: Complete tasks with mathematical fluency. 

Mathematicians who complete tasks with mathematical fluency:

  • Select efficient and appropriate methods for solving problems within the given context.
  • Maintain flexibility and accuracy while performing procedures and mental calculations.
  • Complete tasks accurately and with confidence.
  • Adapt procedures to apply them to a new context.
  • Use feedback to improve efficiency when performing calculations. 
Clarifications:
Teachers who encourage students to complete tasks with mathematical fluency:
  • Provide students with the flexibility to solve problems by selecting a procedure that allows them to solve efficiently and accurately.
  • Offer multiple opportunities for students to practice efficient and generalizable methods.
  • Provide opportunities for students to reflect on the method they used and determine if a more efficient method could have been used. 
MA.K12.MTR.4.1: Engage in discussions that reflect on the mathematical thinking of self and others. 

Mathematicians who engage in discussions that reflect on the mathematical thinking of self and others:

  • Communicate mathematical ideas, vocabulary and methods effectively.
  • Analyze the mathematical thinking of others.
  • Compare the efficiency of a method to those expressed by others.
  • Recognize errors and suggest how to correctly solve the task.
  • Justify results by explaining methods and processes.
  • Construct possible arguments based on evidence. 
Clarifications:
Teachers who encourage students to engage in discussions that reflect on the mathematical thinking of self and others:
  • Establish a culture in which students ask questions of the teacher and their peers, and error is an opportunity for learning.
  • Create opportunities for students to discuss their thinking with peers.
  • Select, sequence and present student work to advance and deepen understanding of correct and increasingly efficient methods.
  • Develop students’ ability to justify methods and compare their responses to the responses of their peers. 
MA.K12.MTR.5.1: Use patterns and structure to help understand and connect mathematical concepts. 

Mathematicians who use patterns and structure to help understand and connect mathematical concepts:

  • Focus on relevant details within a problem.
  • Create plans and procedures to logically order events, steps or ideas to solve problems.
  • Decompose a complex problem into manageable parts.
  • Relate previously learned concepts to new concepts.
  • Look for similarities among problems.
  • Connect solutions of problems to more complicated large-scale situations. 
Clarifications:
Teachers who encourage students to use patterns and structure to help understand and connect mathematical concepts:
  • Help students recognize the patterns in the world around them and connect these patterns to mathematical concepts.
  • Support students to develop generalizations based on the similarities found among problems.
  • Provide opportunities for students to create plans and procedures to solve problems.
  • Develop students’ ability to construct relationships between their current understanding and more sophisticated ways of thinking.
MA.K12.MTR.6.1: Assess the reasonableness of solutions. 

Mathematicians who assess the reasonableness of solutions: 

  • Estimate to discover possible solutions.
  • Use benchmark quantities to determine if a solution makes sense.
  • Check calculations when solving problems.
  • Verify possible solutions by explaining the methods used.
  • Evaluate results based on the given context. 
Clarifications:
Teachers who encourage students to assess the reasonableness of solutions:
  • Have students estimate or predict solutions prior to solving.
  • Prompt students to continually ask, “Does this solution make sense? How do you know?”
  • Reinforce that students check their work as they progress within and after a task.
  • Strengthen students’ ability to verify solutions through justifications. 
MA.K12.MTR.7.1: Apply mathematics to real-world contexts. 

Mathematicians who apply mathematics to real-world contexts:

  • Connect mathematical concepts to everyday experiences.
  • Use models and methods to understand, represent and solve problems.
  • Perform investigations to gather data or determine if a method is appropriate. • Redesign models and methods to improve accuracy or efficiency. 
Clarifications:
Teachers who encourage students to apply mathematics to real-world contexts:
  • Provide opportunities for students to create models, both concrete and abstract, and perform investigations.
  • Challenge students to question the accuracy of their models and methods.
  • Support students as they validate conclusions by comparing them to the given situation.
  • Indicate how various concepts can be applied to other disciplines.
ELA.K12.EE.1.1: Cite evidence to explain and justify reasoning.
Clarifications:
K-1 Students include textual evidence in their oral communication with guidance and support from adults. The evidence can consist of details from the text without naming the text. During 1st grade, students learn how to incorporate the evidence in their writing.

2-3 Students include relevant textual evidence in their written and oral communication. Students should name the text when they refer to it. In 3rd grade, students should use a combination of direct and indirect citations.

4-5 Students continue with previous skills and reference comments made by speakers and peers. Students cite texts that they’ve directly quoted, paraphrased, or used for information. When writing, students will use the form of citation dictated by the instructor or the style guide referenced by the instructor. 

6-8 Students continue with previous skills and use a style guide to create a proper citation.

9-12 Students continue with previous skills and should be aware of existing style guides and the ways in which they differ.

ELA.K12.EE.2.1: Read and comprehend grade-level complex texts proficiently.
Clarifications:
See Text Complexity for grade-level complexity bands and a text complexity rubric.
ELA.K12.EE.3.1: Make inferences to support comprehension.
Clarifications:
Students will make inferences before the words infer or inference are introduced. Kindergarten students will answer questions like “Why is the girl smiling?” or make predictions about what will happen based on the title page. Students will use the terms and apply them in 2nd grade and beyond.
ELA.K12.EE.4.1: Use appropriate collaborative techniques and active listening skills when engaging in discussions in a variety of situations.
Clarifications:
In kindergarten, students learn to listen to one another respectfully.

In grades 1-2, students build upon these skills by justifying what they are thinking. For example: “I think ________ because _______.” The collaborative conversations are becoming academic conversations.

In grades 3-12, students engage in academic conversations discussing claims and justifying their reasoning, refining and applying skills. Students build on ideas, propel the conversation, and support claims and counterclaims with evidence.

ELA.K12.EE.5.1: Use the accepted rules governing a specific format to create quality work.
Clarifications:
Students will incorporate skills learned into work products to produce quality work. For students to incorporate these skills appropriately, they must receive instruction. A 3rd grade student creating a poster board display must have instruction in how to effectively present information to do quality work.
ELA.K12.EE.6.1: Use appropriate voice and tone when speaking or writing.
Clarifications:
In kindergarten and 1st grade, students learn the difference between formal and informal language. For example, the way we talk to our friends differs from the way we speak to adults. In 2nd grade and beyond, students practice appropriate social and academic language to discuss texts.
DA.68.S.2.1: Sustain focused attention, respect, and discipline during classes and performances.
ELD.K12.ELL.SI.1: English language learners communicate for social and instructional purposes within the school setting.



General Course Information and Notes

VERSION DESCRIPTION

Students with significant experience in a choral ensemble develop advanced knowledge of vocal techniques, music literacy, ensemble skills, and related musical knowledge through rehearsal, performance, and study of a variety of high-quality advanced choral literature. Public performances may serve as a culmination of specific instructional goals. Students may be required to attend and/or participate in rehearsals and performances outside the school day to support, extend, and assess learning in the classroom.

GENERAL NOTES


Florida’s Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking (B.E.S.T.) Standards
This course includes Florida’s B.E.S.T. ELA Expectations (EE) and Mathematical Thinking and Reasoning Standards (MTRs) for students. Florida educators should intentionally embed these standards within the content and their instruction as applicable. For guidance on the implementation of the EEs and MTRs, please visit https://www.cpalms.org/Standards/BEST_Standards.aspx and select the appropriate B.E.S.T. Standards package.

English Language Development ELD Standards Special Notes Section:
Teachers are required to provide listening, speaking, reading and writing instruction that allows English language learners (ELL) to communicate for social and instructional purposes within the school setting. For the given level of English language proficiency and with visual, graphic, or interactive support, students will interact with grade level words, expressions, sentences and discourse to process or produce language necessary for academic success. The ELD standard should specify a relevant content area concept or topic of study chosen by curriculum developers and teachers which maximizes an ELL’s need for communication and social skills. To access an ELL supporting document which delineates performance definitions and descriptors, please click on the following link: https://cpalmsmediaprod.blob.core.windows.net/uploads/docs/standards/eld/si.pdf


General Information

Course Number: 1303030 Course Path: Section: Grades PreK to 12 Education Courses > Grade Group: Grades 6 to 8 Education Courses > Subject: Music Education > SubSubject: Choral Music >
Abbreviated Title: M/J CHORUS 4
Course Attributes:
  • Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) Required
  • Florida Standards Course
Course Level: 2
Course Status: State Board Approved
Grade Level(s): 6,7,8



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