Fourth Grade Music
Music produces creativity, innovation, and cornerstone life skills that will be the key to opening doors for a more diverse and competitive workforce. Students of music use critical thinking, self-assessment, reasoning, problem solving, and collaboration, and make connections in new and imaginative ways as they progress through their musical education. All of these skills prepare our students for higher education and the 21st century workforce. These standards outline the knowledge and skills needed by all Colorado citizens to participate productively in an increasingly creative economy and innovative society.
|Standards and Grade Level Expectations|
|Expression of Music||1||Perform using accurate production techniques||2||Perform a variety of rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic patterns|
|Creation of Music||1||
Improvise simple musical phrases
|2||Notate simple musical selections|
|Theory of Music||1||Application and demonstration of the use of more advanced dynamics, tempo, meter and articulation using appropriate music vocabulary||2||Identification of aural and visual notations of basic musical forms||3||
Analyze vocal and instrumental examples
|4||Identify and aurally recognize melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic patterns|
|Aesthetic Valuation of Music||1||Explain personal preferences for specific music||2||Comprehend and respect the musical values of others considering cultural context as an element of musical evaluation and meaning|
Thompson School District Curriculum Placemats
Thompson placemats provide specific information regarding the skills 4th Graders will be able to master by the end of the school year.