Music: K-5   (#7713010)

Version for Academic Year:
The course was/will be terminated at the end of School Year 2018 - 2019

Course Standards

General Course Information and Notes

Version Description

Music K – 5 is an access course which is intended only for students with significant cognitive disabilities. Access courses are designed to provide tiered access to the general curriculum through three levels of access points (participatory, supported, and independent), which reflect increasing levels of complexity and depth of knowledge aligned with grade-level expectations. The access points included in access courses are intentionally designed to foster high expectations for students with significant cognitive disabilities.

The purpose of this course is to enable students with disabilities to develop an awareness and appreciation for music. Music allows students to explore their world through listening, singing, moving and playing instruments. This stimulates the imagination and leads to innovation and creative risk-taking. As they develop basic skills, techniques and processes in music, they strengthen music vocabulary and music literacy, as well as their ability to remember, focus on, process and sequence information. As students sing, play, move and create together, they develop the foundation for important skills such as teamwork, acceptance, respect and responsibility.

General Notes

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:

General Information

Course Number: 7713010
Course Path:
Abbreviated Title: MUS: K-5
Course Length: Year (Y)
Course Attributes:
  • Class Size Core Required
Course Status: Terminated
Grade Level(s): K,1,2,3,4,5

Student Resources

Vetted resources students can use to learn the concepts and skills in this course.

Original Student Tutorials

Once Upon a Retelling:

Identify and retell the main elements of a story in this interactive tutorial. Join Walter Wolf to find the characters, setting, and major events in his favorite story, The Three Little Pigs, and retell what happened at the beginning, middle, and end of the story.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Exploring Fables:

Recount the important details using story elements and determine the central message, lesson, or moral of the fable in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Exploring for Details:

Learn how to identify relevant details in informational texts to answer questions and use text evidence to support your answers with this interactive tutorial. You can also practice making inferences based on the relevant details.

Type: Original Student Tutorial



The students will watch a short video showing how different pitches are made.

Type: Video/Audio/Animation

Parent Resources

Vetted resources caregivers can use to help students learn the concepts and skills in this course.