During the song “Six Little Ducks,” students will create a melodic phrase in response to an antecedent phrase that was performed by the teacher. Students will reflect on their performance by giving a thumbs up, thumbs down, or thumbs sideways, and first-grade students will also reflect in one sentence on why they rated their performance thumbs up, thumbs down, or thumbs sideways. The performances of students will be video recorded. Their reflections will also be video recorded.
This assessment may be more successful if someone other than the teacher supervises the video recording of the performances. If this is not possible, the teacher should be careful to ensure that students who are performing stay in the video frame during the recording process.
This item has been voluntarily field-tested by Michigan teachers with a non-representative sample of students.
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