1c. Setting Instructional Outcomes
One of the main instructional outcomes for Chorale is based around music literacy. Within music literacy, there are several subcategories i.e. tonal, rhythmic notation/recall. These two sub-elements are taught through musical patterns using four different vehicles to accommodate all learners. For example, I may have students draw the contour of the notes in their music, follow note to note with their finger, write in certain solfege syllables, or read with kinesthetic kodály signs. Each of these vehicles engages the learner in a different way, but the summative end goal is music literacy. As we progress through the year the literary component becomes more complex, and students begin to build upon/create connections with earlier material, there in advancing as independent learners/musicians.