Essential Questions for the Music Classroom

Aileen Miracle
Grade Levels
K - 5th
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Are you wanting to delve into essential questions in your music classroom but need guidance on where to start? Are you trying to wrap your mind the new national core music standards? This set will help you with both, and includes:

*28 Essential Questions for your music classroom, appropriate for grades K-5
*PNG's for each essential question, so you can project onto your SMART board or white screen or include in a newsletter
*A checklist for Essential Questions, cross-referenced with the state of Ohio music indicators, the national core music standard (NCCAS) strand and anchor standard, 1-2 sample "I can" statements for each essential question, and an area to mark the date you discussed/ taught the essential question. Directions are included about adding your own state's curriculum if you live outside of Ohio and/or use a different curriculum
*An editable template, for adding your own essential questions (please note, this is for personal use only)
*Directions and suggestions for the set, including suggestions about how to use the essential questions during a lesson

Read the reviews:
"This is such a time saver! I didn't really get into the new standards at all last year, aside from reading through them. This will help me really be able to integrate them into my lessons this year though. Thank you for translating the academic language into student-friendly language. That was the biggest challenge for me."

"These have fostered GREAT discussions in my classes. Thank you!"

"These may be the best purchase I've made this school year! I've been struggling to wrap my head around some of the new standards, and your Essential Questions really cleared a few things up for me and put them into context! Thank you for creating this!"

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Check out my "I Can" statement sets, which could be used with this set:
Kindergarten "I Can" statements
First Grade "I Can" statementsSecond Grade "I Can" statementsThird Grade "I Can" statementsFourth Grade "I Can" statements
Fifth Grade "I Can" statementsBundled "I Can" Music Statements

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Teaching Duration
1 Year
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