l General Music 7 | Smart Jr. High School
  • Smart Jr. High School
    Principal: Chad Jones
    Associate Principal: Nicole Talbot
    1934 West 5th Street
    Davenport, Iowa 52802
    Phone: (563) 445-5100
    Fax: (563) 445-5957

  • General Music 7


    Name of Course: General Music 7
    Course #: M11711
    Course Length: Yearlong


    Course Description:

    General Music instruction will develop an appreciation of music through the use of performing, creating, responding, and connecting while increasing the scope of music appreciation of music from different eras, history, cultures, and composers. 



    • MU:Cr1.1.7a  Generate rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic phrases and variations over harmonic accompaniments within AB, ABA, or theme and variation forms that convey expressive intent.
    • MU:Pr4.2.7c  Identify how cultural and historical context inform performance and results in different music interpretations.
    • MU:Re9.1.7a  Select from teacher-provided criteria to evaluate musical works or performances.
    • MU:Cn11.0.7a  Demonstrate understanding of relationships between music and the other arts, other disciplines, varied contexts, and daily life.







    Instructional Practices & Support

    Instructional practices will be aligned to the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET) Framework.

    Teachers will maximize classroom time to provide instructional opportunities that are targeted and tailored to student needs. Students will experience high-quality instruction which includes: 

    • A classroom culture that adheres to productive classroom norms and relationships
    • High quality tasks that lend to authentic engagement
    • Productive discussions where students make sense, justify and generalize


    Classroom Management Procedures

    Classroom management procedures will be aligned to the multi-tiered system of support framework, Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) to build an emotionally safe, positive and engaging environment. Teachers will understand, support and implement orchestration of the elements in the classroom:

    • Establish positive ongoing teacher-student relationships
    • Establish, post, and teach rules and procedures regularly
    • Implement proactive strategies and interventions
    • Use of acknowledgment system with specific immediate praise, and feedback 
    • Manage student behavior with a continuum of corrective strategies 


    Assessment Plan

    • Students will be given multiple opportunities to demonstrate proficiency following additional instruction and ongoing assessment, 
    • Multiple data points will be used to determine the reported grade (formative and/or summative)
    • Ongoing assessments may be given in a format different than the original and re-assessment will be given when students demonstrate new learning 
    • The time frame of ongoing assessments will be determined by the team and individual teachers based on student progress.
    • Late work will be accepted without penalty within the unit of study.
    • Extra credit will not be factored into grading.