Introducing Quaver’s Scope and Sequence!

by Abby @ Quaver on July 12, 2016

in At Quaver HQ

We are very excited to introduce a new tool now live at 
the QK-5 Curriculum 
Scope and Sequence!

The QK-5 Curriculum Scope and Sequence will be a powerful planning tool as you look ahead to the 2016-17 school year. By digging into the themes and concepts taught from Kindergarten through 5th Grade, you can clearly see how lessons build on each other and create a comprehensive general music education. This multi-page PDF may also be useful as you seek to locate specific concepts to align with your district and state standards.

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How to access Quaver’s Scope and Sequence:

1) Access your Teacher-Only Resources

After you’ve signed into your account you can select either the TEACHER tab, located at the bottom of the screen, or the yellow TEACHER ACCESS Bus Stop sign, located on the lower left side.


2) Click the Curriculum Icon

You will be directed to the Teacher Dashboard, a hub for all your teacher-only resources. Go to the left side of the screen and click the Curriculum Icon.

3) Go to Curriculum Features & Best Practices

Click the Curriculum Features and Best Practices icon at the top left of your screen. This menu is filled with resources to help you examine your Quaver resources from any pedagogical slice or point of interest!


4) Explore the Curriculum Features Menu

From the blue Curriculum Features Menu you’ll see buttons to open PDFs that dig into Standards, Curriculum Maps, Cross-Curricular Connections, and much more!

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5) Choose Scope and Sequence

Click the SCOPE AND SEQUENCE button to open the PDF in a new window, ready for you to print and start exploring!

Taking a Closer Look at Scope and Sequence:

Each page of the QK-5 Scope and Sequence is broken into Set, Concept, Grade Level, and Examples. Let’s review how to read this document by taking a closer look at the concept of meter in Kindergarten.

Across the top of the document you’ll see the following column headers:

  • Set – The Set column represents a large musical category like rhythm, melody, expression, form, etc.
  • Concept – The Concept column breaks down the different concepts included in each Set. For example, beat, meter, and duration all fit within the rhythm Set.
  • Grade Level (K-5) – Under each grade you will see which part of the overall concept is taught in that particular grade level. For example, kindergarteners will be introduced to meter by learning patterns of 2, patterns of 3 and patterns of 4.
  • Example – This indicates just one example of a lesson number and screen number where that concept can be viewed in the Curriculum. If you go to lesson number 16, screen 4, your students can explore patterns of 2 by “Marching to the Beat.”

Teacher Tip: Each Example listed in the Scope and Sequence is just one instance of where that concept is taught, not an extensive list. There are other examples of this concept within each grade level!

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Download the Scope and Sequence from Curriculum Features today and let us know if it helps make your lesson planning easier this school year!

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Corinne July 14, 2016 at 12:26 am

This is a great addition to the Curriculum Materials. The Scope and Sequence document is an excellent tool for quickly picking specific activities as it will allow me to easily identify activities that suit my curriculum requirements- yay!. Thanks to y’all in the Quaver team!


2 Debi March 29, 2017 at 11:47 am

Love, love, love all of the teacher resource materials including the curriculum map, scope and sequence, etc. Thank you…..I know how much work goes into all of this planning!!


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