Big Idea Two, Enduring Understanding 2, complete thread

Big Idea Two, Enduring Understanding 2:Development of skills, techniques, and processes in the arts strengthens our ability to remember, focus on, process, and sequence information.

You will notice that there is one benchmark in this thread at fourth grade and it jumps to three benchmarks in fifth grade.  This is to prepare students for the higher level thinking and performance skills needed to succeed in Middle School music programs.

MU.K.S.2.1    Sing or play songs from memory.

MU.1.S.2.1     Sing or play songs, which may include changes in verses or repeats, from memory.

MU.2.S.2.1     Sing or play songs, which may include changes in dynamics, lyrics, and form, from memory.

MU.3.S.2.1     Identify patterns in songs to aid the development of sequencing and memorization skills.

MU.4.S.2.1     Apply knowledge of musical structure to aid in sequencing and memorization and to internalize details of rehearsal and performance.

MU.5.S.2.1     Use expressive elements and knowledge of musical structure to aid in sequencing and memorization and to internalize details of rehearsals and performance.

MU.5.S.2.2     Apply performance techniques to familiar music.

MU.5.S.2.3     Perform simple diatonic melodies at sight.

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