Grade 3 Music

Welcome to Grade 3 Music Curriculum

Here you can find the resources for Grade 3 Music Curriculum, arranged by trimester and unit. Expand the trimester to reveal what your student will be working on.

Trimester 1

  • Unit 1.1 - Reading, Writing, and Performing

Whole note/rest, sixteenth-note patterns, eighth-quarter-eighth syncopation, dotted quarter/ eighth-dotted quarter, and dotted half note

Meters of 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, and 6/8

Patterns of pitch using solfege or absolute pitch letter names using treble clef

  • Unit 1.2 - Performance

Singing a varied repertoire of music from diverse cultures, including unison songs and patterns with musical accuracy

Playing songs on recorder, classroom instruments and body percussion

Trimester 2

  • Unit 2.1- Cultural and Historical Understanding

Using the terminology of music in discussing individual preferences for specific music from diverse cultures.

Identifying the use of music in various cultures and time periods through discussion about the cultures represented in the school population and beyond

  • Unit 2.2- Connecting Music to the Arts and/or Other Disciplines

Identifying ways other disciplines are interrelated with music using personal vocabulary, movement, or singing/playing

Trimester 3

  • Unit 3.1- Improvising, Composing and/or Arranging

Improvising answers in the same style to given melodic or rhythmic patterns

Composing and or arranging music to accompany readings or dramatizations

  • Unit 3.2- Analyze and/or Describe

Identifying and describing basic musical elements of pitch and rhythm in selected pieces of music

Identifying simple musical forms

Identifying individual timbres of instruments and voices in a variety of music

  • Unit 3.3- Evaluate

Use age appropriate music vocabulary to critique music

Use purposeful movement and drawings to demonstrate an awareness of the aesthetic qualities evoked by music

Grade 3 Music Curriculum Documents