Written to be your constant companion when planning effective instruction, this guide will serve teachers from any tradition. Discreet learning standards have been pulled from the TEKS, and presented in both grade level and skill ladder format. Each standard includes a kid-tested “I can” statements, and the TEKS are rigorously referenced throughout. In addition, you’ll find a handy 1-page overview, a complete vocabulary and symbol list, a K-5 Prepare-Present-Practice literacy plan, and a rubric for grading performances. New and veteran teachers alike will find themselves flipping through the pages of this guide for years.
Patrick R. Lollis teaches elementary music on a 1:1 STEM campus in Texas. He is the founder and moderator of the weekly elementary music Twitter chat under the hashtag #elmused, as well as the Elementary Music Edmodo group. Mr. Lollis has presented district, regional, and state level workshops for TCEA, TI:ME, and TMEA on technology, assessment, and differentiated instruction. He holds a BME and MM in Choral Conducting from Oklahoma State University, where he studied with Dirk Garner and Jerry McCoy. His heroes are Fred Rogers and John Feierabend. Mr. Lollis tweets under @canmaestro