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Joel P.

Michalchuk
Daily Lesson Plan Template Guide
Understanding By Design

Stage 1 Desired Results
Content Standard(s): 1.1.8.B.2

- Compositional techniques used in different styles and genres of music vary according to prescribed sets of
rules.
Understandings:
Students will understand that
Students will learn the process and difficulties of
composing a piece of music (alone and in a group.)
Essential Questions:
How can we use what we know about music to create our
own?
What are the characteristics of a well composed piece of
music?
Student objectives (outcomes):
Students will know and be able to
Create an original piece of music on their own
Create an original piece of music through collaboration
Describe the composition process

Students will build relationships by

Collaborating within groups
Performing within groups
Performing in a full class rhythm circle

Stage 2 Assessment Evidence
Performance Task(s):
GRASPS


Goal: To create original compositions
Role: Composers, collaborators, audience members
Audience: Peers/Students who are not performing at the time
Situation: Compositions will be show-cased and performed within the music room
Product: Students will demonstrate confidence and understanding when performing
Standards/Criteria: Students will be given supervised time to experiment, create, collaborate, and rehearse

Self-Assessments


Students will rehearse alone to assess if the
composition difficulty level is appropriate
Students will rehearse as a group to assess if the
composition difficulty level is appropriate for All
members of the group
Students will describe the difficulties they faced while
composing alone and with a group
Students will provide a rating for their own
performance informally at the end of class

Other Evidence (assessments)


Formative: Students will give check-in ratings (1-5 fingers)
periodically through lessons
Summative: Students will perform with their groups
Summative: Students will perform as a class

Stage 3 Learning Plan
Learning Activities:
- Students will become comfortable with rhythms through Echo Circles
o One leader performs a rhythm and students in circle will echo. Leader changes every 4 rhythms.
- The class will create 4 beat rhythms and arrange them into a composition from the SmartBoard
- Students in groups are given rhythm flash cards that they will arrange into compositions
- Students will perform compositions in a showcase scenario
- Students will create their own original rhythmic composition
- Students will share original composition one-by-one in a rhythm circle
- Students will collaborate with a group to create a rhythmic composition
- Students will perform group compositions in a showcase scenario
- Class will share group compositions in a rhythm circle


Day 1 Where Process The Three Rs
Lesson Activities: (check all that apply)
- Students and teacher discuss what a composition is. __x__Where _____Rigor
- Teacher shares personal composition. __x__Hook __x__Relevance
- Students share their experiences with composing/making up songs. __x__Equip/Explore _____Relationships
- Teacher walks students through composition process on SmartBoard. _____Rethink
- Class performs composition _____Evaluate

Materials Needed:
- SmartBoard slide with variety of notes and measures
Day 2 Where Process The Three Rs
Lesson Activities:
- Students will engage in an echo circle. _____Where _____Rigor
- Students will be split into groups and given rhythm flashcards to arrange into a new composition. __x__Hook _____Relevance
- Students will share their compositions in a showcase. __x__Equip/Explore __x__Relationships
__x__Rethink
Materials Needed: _____Evaluate
- Rhythm flashcards

Day 3 Where Process The Three Rs
Lesson Activities: (check all that apply)
- Students engage in an echo circle. _____Where _____Rigor
- Students create an original two-measure composition. __x__Hook __x__Relevance
- Students will pair up and share compositions. __x__Equip/Explore _____Relationships
- Students will share compositions within rhythm circle. _____Rethink
- Class will arrange students compositions into larger work. __x__Evaluate

Materials Needed:
- Pencil and paper to record composition
Day 4 Where Process The Three Rs
Lesson Activities: (check all that apply)
- Students engage in an echo circle. _____Where _____Rigor
- Class discusses difficulties found in composing. _____Hook __x__Relevance
- Students break off into groups to collaborate on original composition. __x__Equip/Explore __x__Relationships
- Students share compositions in showcase scenario. __x__Rethink
- Class performs compositions in rhythm circle. __x__Evaluate

Materials Needed:
- Pencil and paper to record compositions