M.E112

Drawing Melodic Shapes

Drawing Melodic Shapes

Students will listen to three songs performed by the teacher and draw the shapes of the melodic lines of those songs as they listen.

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
  • Shape 1

  • Shape 2

  • Shape 3

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • Student does not represent melodic direction.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student represents overall melodic direction for some but not all of the melody.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student correctly represents overall melodic direction, but the drawing lacks detail and proportion.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student correctly represents overall melodic direction, and the drawing has correct detail and proportion.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student does not represent melodic direction.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student represents overall melodic direction for some but not all of the melody.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student correctly represents overall melodic direction, but the drawing lacks detail and proportion.

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  • Student correctly represents overall melodic direction, and the drawing has correct detail and proportion.

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