M/J Band 4: LAFS.8.SL.1.3

Big Idea: Standards for Speaking and Listening
  • Understanding: Comprehension and Collaboration
    • Benchmark: Delineate a speaker's argument and specific claims, evaluating the soundness of the reasoning and relevance and sufficiency of the evidence and identifying when irrelevant evidence is introduced.
☆ Categorized as Best Assessed in the Classroom (BAC)

Students will be able to:

  • attentively listen to a guest speaker/lecturer/clinician, interpret the information presented, ask relevant questions to further understanding, and discuss the soundness and relevance of the information presented
    • fundamental components of critical thinking and listening
  • listen to and delineate the comments of multiple adjudicators regarding the same ensemble performance, and discuss the validity of common and contradictory claims, and evaluate comments for relevance
    • details which may influence an adjudicator's point of view or validate their expertise (e.g., adjudication experience, musical background, musical accomplishments)
    • performance fundamentals: tone quality, intonation, balance, blend, band sonority, physical articulation
    • technical preparation: note accuracy, rhythmic accuracy, precision, entrances, releases, interpretive articulation, clarity of articulation, technique, stability of pulse, dynamics observed, transitions
    • musical effect: expression, shaping of line, style, interpretation, phrasing, tempo, dynamic expression

Students will know:

  • fundamental components of critical thinking and listening
  • details which may influence an adjudicator's point of view or validate their expertise (e.g., adjudication experience, musical background, musical accomplishments)
  • performance fundamentals: tone quality, intonation, balance, blend, band sonority, physical articulation
  • technical preparation: note accuracy, rhythmic accuracy, precision, entrances, releases, interpretive articulation, clarity of articulation, technique, stability of pulse, dynamics observed, transitions
  • musical effect: expression, shaping of line, style, interpretation, phrasing, tempo, dynamic expression