Following the Melodic Contour through Movement
Students will create movements to match the melody of a major scale–based song (the teacher may substitute other song types as long as they are age appropriate and students will be able to follow and show the shape of the melody with their hands).
Movements should be restricted to hands, since students will have their eyes closed. Alternatively, students could draw a picture of the melody (writing materials would be needed in addition to the materials listed below).
The performance and reflection of each student will be video recorded and scored later using the Teacher Scoring Rubric.
This item has been voluntarily field-tested by Michigan teachers with a non-representative sample of students.
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