Students will demonstrate (1) skills and (2) understandings through (3) active participation. Summary grades are determined each semester through success in music activities and assessments. The music expectations reflect national and state standards.

A knowledgeable fifth grade student:

Demonstrates music skills

  • sings independently with accurate pitch and rhythm
  • sings songs alone and with others
  • sings and plays melodies using do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti and high do (diatonic scale)
  • performs rhythms and melodies using quarter notes, quarter rests, eighth notes, tied quarter notes, half notes, half rests, dotted half notes, whole notes, whole rests, sixteenth notes and the syncopated eighth-quarter-eighth pattern in duple and triple meters (2-, 4-, and 3-beat patterns)
  • sings rounds, partner songs, and countermelodies with a group
  • sings and plays expressively with varying dynamics (loudness) and tempo (speed)
  • sings and plays in major and minor
  • responds musically to a conductor
  • demonstrates conducting patterns in duple and triple meters (2-, 4-, 3-beat patterns)


Understands and applies music concepts

  • identifies voice parts as soprano, alto, tenor and bass
  • identifies instruments visually and aurally
  • identifies theme-and-variations and rondo (ABACA) forms
  • analyzes and describes pitch, dynamics (loudness), tempo (speed), duration (length of sound), form, meter (2-, 3- or 4-beat patterns), timbre (tone quality) and styles or genres
  • relates music to arts, history, culture, and other disciplines
  • reads and notates melodies using do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti and high do (diatonic scale)
  • reads and notates rhythms using quarter notes, quarter rests, eighth notes, tied quarter notes, half notes, half rests, dotted half notes, whole notes, whole rests, sixteenth notes and the syncopated eighth-quarter-eighth pattern in duple and triple meters (2-, 4-, and 3-beat patterns)
  • improvises and composes melodies using do, re, mi, sol, la and high do (pentatonic scale)
  • improvises and composes rhythms using quarter notes, quarter rests, eighth notes, tied quarter notes, half notes, half rests, dotted half notes, whole notes, whole rests and sixteenth notes in duple and triple meters (2-, 4-, and 3-beat patterns)
  • improvises using rondo form (ABACA)


Participates with appropriate behavior in music activities

  • cooperates, listens, and engages in activities
  • collaborates with and encourages others
  • considers and respects others
  • contributes to a positive environment
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