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Standards Adapted for Cognitively Disabled (Mild-Moderate)

 


General Adaptations for use in every category and every age group

  • Keep activities simple and use frequent repetition
  • Be concrete. Use external stimuli (puppets, pictures, etc.) instead of abstract ideas.
  • Break down activities and teach steps in sequence, not moving on until each step is successfully mastered.

Singing

Content Standard: Students in Wisconsin will sing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.

Rationale: Singing is a basic means of musical expression in all cultures. Learning proper use of the voice in singing and speaking from an early age is vital for effective communication. Students’ ability to use the voice effectively in singing opens the door to personal fulfillment and expression as well as to valuable activities in the school and community.

Performance Standards

 

by grade 4   by grade 8 by grade 12
Students in general music classes will: Students in general music classes will: Students in general music classes will:
*sing from memory a varied repertoire of songs  representing genres and   styles from diverse cultures. (memorization can help build focus of attention and organizational skills) *sing short, simple songs representing diverse genres and cultures, with expression appropriate for the work being performed *sing expressively short, simple songs
*use singing for emotional expression and support

*sing expressively, a repertoire of vocal literature with a level of difficulty of two, on a scale of one to six, including some short, simple songs performed by memory

 

 
*follow cues of the conductor when singing, including cues  for dynamic levels    
*sing ostinati, partner songs, and rounds    
   

by grade 4   by grade 8 by grade 12
Students in choral classes will: Students in choral classes will: Students in choral classes who have completed one year of study will:
*sing with rhythmic accuracy *sing with good breath control throughout their singing ranges in small and large ensembles *sing with expression short, simple songs with a level of difficulty of four, on a scale of one to six, including some short, simple songs performed from memory
  *sing expressively  a varied repertoire of vocal literature with a level of difficulty of three on a scale of one to six, including some short, simple songs performed from memory *sing music written for four    parts, with and without accompaniment
  *sing short, simple songs representing diverse  genres and culture with expression appropriate for the music *demonstrate well-developed ensemble skills

 

by grade 4 by grade 8 by grade 12
Students in instrumental classes will: Students in instrumental  classes will: Students in instrumental classes who have completed one year of study will:

 

 

*sing in small and large ensembles *sing with expression a large and varied repertoire of vocal literature with a level of difficulty of five, on a scale of one to six
  *sing with expression demonstrate well-developed ensemble skills
    *sing in small ensembles with   two students on a part

 

Performance: Instrumental

Rationale: Throughout history, people have played instruments as accompaniment, for communication, and as an important means of personal expression. Instrumental music, thus, has a unique history and a body of quality literature written for particular instruments or groups of instruments. Like singing, the students’ ability to perform on an instrument opens the door to personal fulfillment and expressions well as to valuable activities in the school and community.

by grade 4 by grade 8 by grade 12
Students in general music classes will: Students in general music classes will: Students in general music classes will:
*play on pitch, in rhythm, with appropriate dynamics and maintain a steady tempo *perform simple songs on at least one instrument, in small and large ensembles, with good playing position and good breath, bow, or stick control *play a short, simple songs on a classroom instrument
*play easy rhythmic, and independently on rhythmic, classroom instruments and chordal patterns accurately on at least *perform with expression one classroom instrument a repertoire of instrumental literature with a level of difficulty of two on a scale of one to six *play on a classroom instrument using ensemble skills such as balance and rhythmic unity
*play expressively a varied repertoire of short, simple songs representing diverse genres and styles *perform short, simple songs representing diverse genres and cultures, with appropriate expression *play by ear accompaniments on a harmonic instrument while singing or playing the melody
*play in groups, matching dynamic levels, and responding to the cues of a conductor    
*echo short rhythmic and melodic patterns *play by ear simple accompaniments on a harmonic instrument  

 

by grade 4  by grade 8 by grade 12
Students in instrumental classes will: Students in instrumental classes will: Students in instrumental classes who have completed one year of study will:
*perform on an instrument, in small groups and large ensembles, with correct posture and playing position *perform on at least one instrument accurately and  independently, alone and in small and large ensembles *perform with expression and technical accuracy a large varied repertoire of literature with a level of difficulty of three on a scale of one to six
*perform a repertoire of instrumental literature with a level of difficulty of grade one, on a scale of one to six, using dynamic control and maintaining steady tempo *perform with expression and technical accuracy on a band or orchestral instrument a repertoire of instrumental literature with a level of difficulty of two, on a scale of one to six *perform an appropriate part in an ensemble, demonstrating well- developed ensemble skills
*demonstrate basic characteristic tone on their instrument   *perform in small ensembles

 

by grade 4 by grade 8 by grade 12
    Students in instrumental classes who have completed more than one year of study will:
    *perform with expression and technical accuracy short, simple songs with a level of difficulty of three, on a scale of one to six

 

by grade 4 by grade 8 by grade 12
  Students in choral classes will: Students in choral classes will:
  *play on a classroom instrument accurately and  independently,  in small and large ensembles *play their vocal part on a melodic instrument
    *play short, simple songs representing diverse genres and cultures, with expression appropriate for the music *play accompaniments on melodic, rhythmic, or harmonic instruments


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