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 Standard 5.Reads and notates music
TopicMusical notation
   Level I (Grade K-2)
  Benchmark 1.Knows standard symbols used to notate meter (e.g., 2/4, 3/4, 4/4 time signatures), rhythm (e.g., whole, half, dotted half, quarter, eighth notes), pitch (e.g., notes in treble clef), and dynamics (e.g., p, f, <, >) in simple patterns
   Vocabulary terms
A.  standard music symbol
B.  symbols for meter
C.  symbols for rhythm
D.  symbols for pitch
E.  symbols for dynamics
F.  2/4 meter
G.  3/4 meter
H.  4/4 meter
I.  whole note
J.  half note
K.  dotted half note
L.  quarter note
M.  eighth note
N.  symbol for treble clef
O.  symbol for piano (p)
P.  symbol for forte (f)
Q.  symbol for crescendo (<)
R.  symbol for diminuendo (>)
  Knowledge/skill statements
  1. Knows standard symbols used to notate meter    
  2. Knows standard symbols used to notate rhythm   
  3. Knows standard symbols used to notate pitch   
  4. Knows standard symbols used to notate dynamics   
  5. Understands the 2/4 symbol for meter   
  6. Understands the 3/4 symbol for meter    
  7. Understands the 4/4 symbol for meter   
  8. Understands the whole note symbol   
  9. Understands the half note symbol   
  10. Understands the dotted half note symbol   
  11. Understands the quarter note symbol   
  12. Understands the eighth note symbol   
  13. Understands the symbol for treble clef   
  14. Understands the p (piano) symbol   
  15. Understands the f (forte) symbol   
  16. Understands the < (crescendo) symbol   
  17. Understands the > (diminuendo) symbol   

Citation Log: BD(AE,27;​IMI,69;​ME,47;​NE,65)
Citation reference
BD = benchmark, declarative
BP = benchmark, procedural
BC = benchmark, contextual

1st letter/number of each code in parentheses:
A   CNAEA: National Standards for Arts Education
C   California Visual/Performing Arts Framework
F   France: Pre-Elementary School Program
H   McGraw-Hill: Pre-Kindergarten Standards: Guidelines for Teaching and Learning
HS   Head Start: Child Outcomes Framework
IA   International Baccalaureate: Art/Design
IM   International Baccalaureate: Middle Years Arts
M   MENC: The School Music Program
N   NAEP: Arts Education Assessment Framework
T   TEA: Texas Prekindergarten Curriculum Guidelines
U   United Kingdom: The review of the desirable outcomes for children’s learning
Z   New Zealand Ministry of Education: Early Childhood Curriculum

2nd letter code :
E = Explicitly stated in document
I = Implicit in document

Page number of the cited document