When students are asked to make creative decisions and collaborate on
creative tasks, it is important for them to know what outcomes are expected
before they begin their work. Use a rubric to clearly outline the assignment
criteria. Be specific about time allowed for completion.
The teacher engages in role-play along with students, taking on a character
appropriate to the drama. Kathy uses in-role teaching during Critic
It is helpful to reinforce new vocabulary for students when they are
describing what they hear. Sometimes this means interpreting physical
representations as auditory descriptors. Gestures or facial expressions
may need a bit of clarification: Do you mean the music is getting
In the Musical Cues lesson, there were times when the Learner Teams
had trouble responding to Susannes questions about the music they
heard. It helped them focus their thinking when the questions were restated
in a simpler way. For example:
What is the difference between Zoes first theme and her
Just look at the music. What is different?
The second theme has more notes.
In order to sing the musical examples at the correct pitch in the Musical
Cues lesson, Susanne used a tuning fork before she began singing.