We are very excited to introduce a new tool now live at QuaverMusic.com –
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.
How to access Quaver’s Scope and Sequence:
1) Access your Teacher-Only Resources
After you’ve signed into your QuaverMusic.com 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!
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!