M.E130

Creating a Melodic Phrase

Creating a Melodic Phrase

This assessment has two parts. In Part 1, each student will individually create a melodic consequent phrase in response to an antecedent phrase that is performed by the teacher for the song “Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho.” In Part 2, students will individually sing their consequent phrases and then immediately reflect on their individual performances.

The performances and self-reflections should be video recorded for later teacher scoring using the Teacher Scoring Rubric and Student Self-Evaluation Rubric found on pages 6 and 8 of the Teacher Booklet. For this assessment, no Student Booklet is needed.

This item has not been field-tested by Michigan teachers.


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 Phrase

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Student did not sing at all, or the student sang a melodic phrase that did not work at all with the song.

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

    N/A at this time.
  • Student sang a different melodic phrase, but it did not entirely work with the song, although either the beginning or ending of the phrase made musical sense in the context of the song.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student sang a different melodic phrase that worked well with the song.

    N/A at this time.
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