This whole year recorder curriculum is called ROCKSTAR RECORDER! The goal of this curriculum is to use Sing, Say, Move and Play to teach the recorder. Students will learn recorder in a sequence and also make sure that the xylophones aren’t neglected.
THIS CURRICULUM INCLUDES:
9 units with 6 Levels and 25 total lessons. Each of the six levels has detailed lesson plans, powerpoints, manipulatives, worksheets, quizzes, interventions, Orff piece, and a supplemental song for a challenge or replacement.
The curriculum is laid out in this manner.
UNIT ONE: History of the Recorder
UNIT TWO: Beginning the Recorder
UNIT THREE: Level One-Notes G and E, quarter note and improvising
UNIT FOUR: Level Two-Note A, quarter rest and improvising
UNIT FIVE: Level Three-Note B, half note, whole note, moveable Do.
UNIT SIX: Level Four-Note low D, fermata, key signature, pick-up note
UNIT SEVEN: Stations-Low C and high C, octave
UNIT EIGHT: Level Five-Dotted half note, ¾ time signature
UNIT NINE: Level Six-Note High D, 6/8 time signature, dotted quarter note, composing.
Lesson Plans: There are three lessons for each leveled unit. The first lesson teaches the new notes and rhythms, the second has an activity/game, and the third lesson has an original Orff piece.
Powerpoints: The powerpoints are interactive and in line with the lesson plans.
Manipulatives: Items to print out for stations, for students to increase their learning in a kinesthetic manner.
Worksheets: There are two worksheets for each level, which you can put into a folder for the students or to pass out when there is extra time, or when there’s a sub.
Quizzes: The quizzes are taken directly from the worksheets to help students succeed.
Interventions: These tools are used to assist the student that needs a little extra help. This includes color-coded notes with all the songs, colored squares to place on the xylophones, ideas and activities for learning the recorder songs, and large color-coded individual fingering pictures. All of the color coding also matches a free (as of now) app that you can download and the student can also play along with the xylophone on the ipad.
Orff Pieces: Each leveled unit has an original Orff piece that you can teach, put into a program, or a showcase.
Supplemental Songs: These are songs that have the same concepts as the level that they are placed in. This is great for your high achieving student.
Baroque and German fingerings included in the fingering charts and the PowerPoint.