Music Interactive Notebook {Fourth Grade}

Aileen Miracle
Grade Levels
4th - 5th
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55 pages
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Aileen Miracle


Looking for ways to offer writing opportunities in music class? Trying to figure out how to integrate all of the new National Core Arts Standards into your music classroom? This interactive notebook set includes:

*An interactive notebook for fourth grade, including boy and girl covers with and without the title "fourth grade," interactive notebook pages/ foldable sheet for the performing, responding, connecting, and listening indicators in the National Core Arts standards, divider tabs to help keep the notebooks organized, and checklists for each of the sections of the notebook which students can check off as they have covered each "I can" statement. The interactive notebook also comes with "I can" statements for each page/ foldable sheet.
*Directions for the notebook, including detailed instructions with photographs and a list of things to consider with interactive notebooks

Concepts/ Skills covered:
*Selecting music to perform
*Reading and writing rhythm patterns (Tika-Ti/Tiri-Ti, Syncopa, Tim-ka/Tim-ri)
*Reading and writing melodic patterns (low sol, high do, fa)
*Describing performances
*Dynamics in performances
*Tempo in performances
*Timbre in performances
*Creating criteria to evaluate performances
*Describing performance etiquette
*Describing audience etiquette
*Composer's intent
*Musical form
*Applying criteria to evaluate performances
*Connecting interests to musical choices
*Connecting musical skills to musical choices
*Connecting subject areas to music
*Connecting life to music
*Creating a rhythmic composition within a meter (4/4 and 3/4)
*Connecting a melodic composition in a given tonality (sol pentatonic, do pentatonic, and do hexachord)
*Creating with iconic and standard notation
*Improving and refining performances

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Please note that as some of the national core arts standards are the same from 3rd to 4th grade, there are some pages that are the same as my 3rd grade interactive notebook, but 4th graders will be able to answer with even higher level thinking!

Check out these links:
Third Grade Interactive Music Notebook
Blog post about using interactive notebooks in the music classroom (I will post more during the 2015-2016 school year, as I will be using these with my upper elementary students!)

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Total Pages
55 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Year
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