T.E101

Performing the “Bremen Town Musicians” with Sounds and Movement

Performing the “Bremen Town Musicians” with Sounds and Movement

Part 1–The teacher will lead students in the activity of “Yes, Let’s,” where the students are instructed to explore and recreate the sounds of various barnyard animals, objects, and people through the use of percussive sounds created with their bodies (e.g., clapping, stomping, snapping) and vocalizations.

Part 2–Students will listen to the teacher read the story, “Bremen Town Musicians,” and will fill in appropriate animal, objects, and people sounds when prompted to do so. Before using this story with students, the teacher should practice the pauses and prompts to be used with students so that they are inserted seamlessly into the story.

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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
  • Vocal Sound

  • Percussive Sound

  • Quality of Expression

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • No verbal attempts made.

    N/A at this time.
  • Attempted to make one or two verbal sounds.

    N/A at this time.
  • Created three or four animated animal sounds.

    N/A at this time.
  • Created five or more animated animal sounds.

    N/A at this time.
  • No physical attempts made.

    N/A at this time.
  • Attempted to make one or two physical sounds with the body.

    N/A at this time.
  • Created three or four physical sounds with the body.

    N/A at this time.
  • Created five or more physical sounds with the body.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student needs support or prompting to participate in the assessment.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student gave sounds and movements without any emphasis.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student gave some sounds and movements with emphasis and without prompting.

    N/A at this time.
  • Student responded to all sounds and movements easily and with great expression.

    N/A at this time.
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