Featured in this product are 18 descriptive music lessons for 4th grade based on the NC Essential Standards. These are sequentially written to follow previous skills in grades 1, 2, and 3. Included is a pacing guide and grade level curriculum map. Web links are included. Materials I use in these lessons include the Music Play 4 curriculum by Denise Gagne, available from Theme and Variations website, Music K-8 Magazine, and Hot Marimba, Marimba Mojo by Walt Hampton, and also Rhythm Workshop by Sally Albrecht. These lessons are designed for a music specialist. Our school system is undergoing a curriculum rewriting using Understanding By Design. This curriculum is unit based and includes a unit on Rhythm, Pitch/Recorders, Orff Performance and Composers. These lessons incorporate elements of pitch reading, rhythmic composition and understanding, improvisation, musical response through singing, conversation, artistic exposure, instruments of the orchestra, and classical music history. This pdf version preserves all the music notation inserts.
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