High School Instrumental/Vocal Music – Connection to Reading and Writing Anchor Standards CCW 2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content B.ML.1.3 Create an expository writing that describes the expressive elements used in a particular piece / section of music played in class* B.ML.1.3 Create an expository writing that describes how they (individually) play the expressive elements of a piece of music* B.MR.1.1 Describe in the form of an essay what is happening musically in an aural example of music CCW 7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused question, demonstrating understand of the subject under investigation B.CR.1.1 * Perform melodic examples of how people from at least three different time periods and cultures use music to represent ideas, celebrate important events and/or promote traditions * Following the mentioned directions, write a written essay, class presentation and/or electronic document B.CR.1.2 * Classify at least three given musical examples by culture, time period and geography. In a written essay or class presentation, explain their reasoning in terms of musical elements CCW 6 Use technology, including the internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others CCW 8 Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism** B.CR.1.4 * Using internet and/or print resources, gather facts and information regarding dangers of prolonged exposure to loud music. Compare decibel levels of various performance settings CCR 1 Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text. B.CR.1.4 Using internet and/or print resources, gather facts and information regarding dangers of prolonged exposure to loud music. Compare decibel levels of various performance settings * In a written essay, explaining the physical health issues that can arise by not taking care of the cleanliness of their instrument and by not taking care of themselves (i.e. colds, flu, oral hygiene, hand washing) CCR 4 Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific work choices shape meaning or tone I.CR.1.5 Using internet and/or print resources, students will research various forms of prose, sonnets, ballads, haiku, etc. Students them describe some of the similarities and differences in the use of poetic language and musical language.