This is a complete curriculum resource for Fifth Grade general music. It is designed to be adapted to a variety of teaching needs, so the material is organized by concept within each month rather than scripted lessons (a sample lesson sequence is included for your reference)- you can design your own specific lesson plans based on the standards you need to address, the amount of class time you have, and the students and resources you have in your classes. Everything you need to teach the lessons are included.
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The materials in this set are the ones I use in my own classroom. My teaching is based on training in a variety of methodologies including Orff, Kodaly, Dalcroze, and Suzuki, and I am careful to incorporate a wide range of learning styles and interests in my lessons. This set can be used as a stand-alone curriculum- there is enough material to cover the 8 half-hour lessons per month that I see each class- or you can pick and choose your favorites to incorporate into other curricula you may already be using.
While the resource is designed to meet the U.S. National Core Arts Standards, there are no formal lesson plans referencing specific standards- you can easily copy and paste into whatever format you need for your school. Please take a close look at the preview to get a clear idea of how the lesson ideas are presented. You can also download a free copy of the September resources for 5th grade here to see what is included and test it out in your classroom, and watch this video to see everything that's included in the set.
Included in this set:
A description of the lesson activities organized within each month by skill/concept taught (fully-editable word document and PDF formats)
A sample lesson sequence listing which activities I teach each lesson (word and PDF)
Assessments and accompanying resources
Slides and visuals to use with the lessons (powerpoint and PDF)
Worksheets and other printables to use with the lessons (PDF)
A song reference, with each song used in the lessons notated for your reference (word document- notated songs are JPG image files)
Fillable lesson plan template based on the National Core Arts Standards for the United States (fillable PDF form)
Yearly outline document
Major concepts covered:
Syncopation, eighth-sixteenth combinations
Rondo and sonata forms
Staccato / legato, pp / ff
Keyboarding unit (alternative lessons included if not teaching piano skills)
Drumming circles (can be done without instruments)
Conveying intent through composition
Other grades available:
The purchase of this set entitles the buyer to use the materials in their own classroom. If you would like to use this in collaboration with your department or share with other teachers, you can purchase additional licenses at a discount.
Please note that, due to the variety of resources offered in this file, the download comes in a zipped file.
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