River City Scholars Charter Academy

Common Lesson Plan Template, aligned with NHA Classroom Framework

Teacher: Harkema

Grade: 7th

Week of: 10/10-14
Objective

Monday
-demonstrate performance
techniques

“I can” statements communicate daily
learning to students, in student friendly
language, and (1) have a cognitive verb
(must be overt), (2) measurable, (3) tells
what a student should know or be able
to do (not the teacher).

Bloom’s Level/Rigor
Indicate the level of rigor of the
objective using (new) Bloom Taxonomy.

Key Questions
What explicit questions do you want to
ask to prompt the students to engage
cognitively and use higher order
thinking? NOTE: Planning for questions is

□ Remember

□ Evaluate

How will you check for understanding?
Formative assessments can be used
effectively throughout the lesson, at the
beginning or end of a lesson to provide
guidance for instructional planning.

Tuesday

Wednesday

write lyrics about ELA or
Math topics

-perform a song with good
tone

-perform a song with good
tone

-sightread using solfege

□ Remember

□ Remember

□ Evaluate

□ Evaluate

Thursday
Field Trip

□ Remember

Friday
-demonstrate understanding
of a music career

□ Evaluate

□ Remember

□ Evaluate

□ Understand □ Analyze

□ Understand □ Analyze

□ Understand □ Analyze

□ Understand □ Analyze

□ Understand □ Analyze

□ Apply

□ Apply

□ Apply

□ Apply

□ Apply

□ Create

-How does expression
change how music is
presented?

an effective and intentional to engage students
rather than coming up with random questions
on the spot.

Assessment of Learning

Content: Choir Elective

-Performance of songs

□ Create

□ Create

□ Create

-How does the music we
listen to affect how we
live?

-How does the music we
listen to affect how we
live?

-How can we use music
to help us in other areas?

-Or is the music shaped
by the culture we live in?

-Or is the music shaped
by the culture we live in?

-ELA/MATH cover

-terminology check-in

-performance of songs

-check in on powerful
and glory

-solfege reading

-terminology check-in

□ Create

-How can we use music
to shape society?
-If you have a career in
mind, how do you find
out more info to get
there?

--career research checkin

-solfege reading

Learning Plan/Activities
You may want to indicate a time frame for each lesson component to support urgency for learning, and pacing of lesson delivery and activities in a way that maximizes learning.
Learning Agenda Components
All components may not happen every day but provide as
a guide for effective instruction.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

River City Scholars Charter Academy

Common Lesson Plan Template, aligned with NHA Classroom Framework

Hook/Building Background – How
will you hook your students and get
their attention!

Planner: I Can

Planner: I Can

Planner: I Cans

Do Now:

Do Now:

Do Now:

Prepare for warm-ups

Practice Powerful

Practice Glory

Direct Instruction (I DO):

Students who stay back from field
trip will continue to work on
projects and work independently
with Mrs. Harkema

4. Review and continue songs:

4. Review ELA/Math Song
expectations:
-Choose song

-Powerful
-choose topic
-Where is the Love?
-start with chorus
-share with Harkema

1.

Warm-ups
a.

A

b.

D

c.

S

BC

1. Warm-ups
h.

1. Warm-ups
A

BC

o a Deer
hake it out
d.
rere Jacques-Round
e.
hake Out
f.
ood Morning
g.
o Glad I’m Here

F
S
G
s

i.Do a Deer
j.Shake it out
k.
F
rere Jacques-Round
l.Good
Morning
m.
s
o Glad I’m Here

n.

A

o.

D

p.

S

q.

G

BC
o a Deer
hake it out
ood Morning
r.so Glad I’m
Here

Do Now:
Project Self Assess

-Glory

Guided Practice (We DO)

Planner: 1 Cans

2. Share how you are feeling about
cover project

1. Give options for jobs in music
2. Go over expectations for job
presentation

River City Scholars Charter Academy

Common Lesson Plan Template, aligned with NHA Classroom Framework
2. Run through songs as class
2. Run through Powerful, Glory,
and Where is the Love? with no
vocals

Independent Practice (You DO)

2. Run through Songs as Class

3. Work on ELA/Math songs
4. Meet with Harkema to perform
in Powerful/Glory in small groups
5. Practice performing in small
groups

Lesson Closure:

What can we do to improve our
performance?

What makes a good choir?

3. Listen to Where is the Love?
working through lyrics
4. Meet with Harkema to discuss
solfege and choir terminology

3. Work on ELA/Math songs
4. Meet with Harkema to discuss
solfege and choir terminology

5. Hear small groups perform
songs

Run through song as a class

3. Careers

Decide how
you will present the
information

Choose a
career that interests you

Begin
researching

Share Chorus and 1st verse with
Harkema
Share what you have with
Harkema

Differentiation
Indicate interventions/extensions within the
lesson. Consider possible misconceptions or
inaccurate information students might have?

Video provided to listen to
lyrics before rewriting for
parody.

-students will work on lyrics

-students will work on lyrics

-small group with teacher on
solfege

-small group with teacher on
solfege

Lyrics also provided

-assess students understanding of
terms

-assess students understanding of
terms

-hear small groups for
performance

-check in on lyric writing

-small group with teacher on
progress and questions
-assess students understanding of
project

River City Scholars Charter Academy

Common Lesson Plan Template, aligned with NHA Classroom Framework

Key Vocabulary

Choir

Soprano

Solfege

Soprano

Producer

What practice opportunities will you provide to
students to support language acquisition and
college readiness?

Expression

Alto

Chorus

Alto

Audio Enginer

Tenor

Choir

Tenor

Conductor

Bass

Bass

Musician

A Capella

A Capella

Accompaniment

Accompaniment

Rhythm

Rhythm

Homework

none

none

none

none

none

What practice opportunities will you provide to
students to support proficiency and mastery?

NOTE: This lesson plan should be printed and explicitly taught from to provide coherence, intentionality, and effective instruction. Lesson plans are due by 8:00a.m on Monday morning and should be posted in the Universal drive or online (middle school only).