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    NYSSMA Curriculum Committee - A Standards Crosswalk Between Common Core and Music 

    This crosswalk documents the alignment between selected learning goals from the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts (ELA), and Mathematics. As New York State has adopted these standards, it presents us with a new and dynamic opportunity to demonstrate alignment between the learning described in the standards, and the concepts commonly taught in the music classroom.

    This is not an exhaustive document, but rather a beginning. The reader is encouraged to continue to build the crosswalk with additional connections from classroom experiences. For more information, please visit www.nyssma.org. 

    Math
     
    Domain Core Curriculum Standard Music
     
    Counting & Cardinality
     
    Know number names & counting sequence
     
    Know rhythmic value of notes and rests
    Operations & Algebraic Thinking

    Represent addition/subtract with objects

    Generate and analyze patterns

     

    Math problems using note values

    Performance of rhythmic/tonal patterns

    Musical form

    Number & Operations-Fractions 

    Understand fractions as numbers

    Understand fraction equivalents

    Rhythmic values of notes & rests

    Duple/triple meter

    Measures
     
    Sub-division
     
    Rhythm pyramid (whole, half, quarter, etc.)

    Measurement & Data

     

    Classify ojects & count number of objects

    Work with time

    Measure lengths
     
    Describe & compare measurable attributes
     
    Represent and interpret data

    Time signature

    Organize sound over time (rhythmic aspect)

    Tempo
     
    Intervals
     
    Science of sound (frequency, amplitude, etc of sound waves)
     
    Geometry

    Identify & describe shapes

    Graph points to solve real-world problems

    Making inferences & justifying conclusions from observation
     

    Form

    Melodic contour

    Timbral & pitch qualities of instruments (size, string length, overtone series, acoustics)
     

    Ratio & Proportional Relationships

     

    Ration concepts and use reasoning to solve problems

    Linear arrangement of rhythmic relationships(melodic construction - augmentation, diminuition)

    Vertical arrangement of rhythmic relationships (rhythms lining up between parts)

     
      
    English Language Arts
     
    Strand
    Core Curriculum
    Standard
    Music
    Reading for Literature

    Recount stories, fables, etc.

    Words/phrases describe rhythm & meaning

    Overall structure of story

    Different points of view of characters

    Identify who is telling story
     
    Compare/contrast two or more versions of story
     
    Determine theme and analyze its development
     
    Compare/contrast written work to media version
     
    Make connections between written text and other perspectives
     

    Folk songs

    Rhythms, patterns, repetition, form

    Form
     
    Texture & balance
     
    Timbre (melody/harmony)
     
    Theme & variations
     
    Motivic development
     
    Programmatic composition
     
    Culture connections to music
    Reading for Information

    Questions re: details of text

    Know/use text features

    Meaning of domain specific words
     
    Describe overall structure of events, ideas, concepts or info
     
    Distinguish own point of view
     
    Engage in group reading with purpose & understanding

    Critical listening

    Expressive markings in music

    Music specific vocabulary
     
    Form
     
    React to music, improvisation
     
    Sing and play with others
     
    Reading Foundational Skills

    Print concepts

    Phonological awareness

    Phonics & word recognition
     
    Fluency

    Read music notation, follow own part

    Sound production, diction, articulation

    Lyrics, rhythm, note reading
     
    Music reading, practice for fluency
     
    Writing

    Write opinion supporting point of view

    Draw evidence from text for analysis

    Write information/explanatory texts
     
    Production and distribution of writing
     
    Short research projects
     
    Write to support analysis of topics or text
     
    Create text in response to literary work
     

    Critical responses, written critiques

    Reflection, improvement plan

    Program notes
     
    Short research projects
     
    Music critiques
     
    Music composition
     
    Speaking & Listening

    Ask/answer questions to clarify comprehension

    Create multimedia presentation of stories or poems

    Engage in collaborative discussions
     
    Intitiate and participate effectively in collaborative work
     
    Evaluate speaker's point of view
     
    Include multimedia components to clarify information
     
    Make strategic use of digital media
     

    Critical listening for performance in ensemble

    Create audio recording of performance

    Rehearsals, peer evaluation, group composition
     
    Student-led chamber ensemble(s)
     
    Analyze music composition
     
    Use music software/tech in composition
     
    Enhance composition/performance through media
     

    Language

     

    Identify connections between words & their use

    Correct use for frequently confused words

    Use knowledge of language to write, speak, read, listen
     
    Use nuances in word meanings
     
    Distinguish shades of meanings
     
    Acquire & use domain-specific words and phrases
     
    Demonstrate command of conventions of standard English
     

    Musical vocabulary

    Clarify misused vocabulary (hi/low, soft/loud)

    Use music vocabulary to describe music
     
    Expressive quality of lyrics
     
    Various tempi/expressive markings
     
    Write or speak about music
     
    Phrasing, articulation, expression markings