M.E107

Create a Different Melodic Pattern

Create a Different Melodic Pattern

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.


This is an analytic rubric. The column on the left shows the dimension that is being measured in the student’s performance. The levels across the top row indicate the performance level in the dimensions. Occasionally all dimensions and performance levels are exemplified by multiple students in a single recording.

TEACHER SCORING RUBRIC

  • Dimension
  • Creating a Different Melodic Pattern

  • Depth of Reflection

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  • 2
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  • 4
  • Student did not sing.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student sang the same melodic pattern as in the song.

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  • Student tries to sing a different pattern, but it is not in the melodic context.

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  • Student sings a different pattern that belongs to the melodic context.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student shows little ability to reflect upon what went well and what needed to be fixed in his or her performance.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student shows some ability to reflect upon what went well and what needed to be fixed in his or her performance.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student shows a good ability to reflect upon what went well and what needed to be fixed in his or her performance.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student thoroughly and thoughtfully reflects upon what went well and what needed to be fixed in his or her performance.

    N/A at this time.
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