NCCAS – 5th Grade

See how each Quaver lesson meets NCCAS Music Standards with our interactive NCCAS Standards Crosswalk.

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Quaver Correlation to NCCAS Standards - 5th Grade           
Artistic ProcessesCreatingPerformingRespondingConnecting
Anchor StandardsCr1Cr2Cr3Pr4Pr5Pr6Re7Re8Re9Cn10Cn11
1: Welcome to Music!Y    YY   Y
2: Meter Review   Y  Y   Y
3: Meter of 6/8Y  Y  Y   Y
4: Rhythm ReviewY  Y  YY  Y
5: SyncopationY  Y  Y   Y
6: Dotted Note RhythmsYY Y  Y   Y
7: SATB Music & Bass Clef   Y  Y   Y
8: Descants   Y      
9: Music from Other LandsY     Y   Y
10: Sharps and Flats Y Y  YY  Y
11: Major Scales and Key Signatures   Y  Y    
12: Improvising on Major ScalesY  Y  Y Y Y
13: Notation Symbol Review Y Y  Y   Y
14: Use of Accidentals   YY Y    
15: Use of DynamicsY      Y  Y
16: Performance Evaluations YYY YYYYYY
17: Rhythm DictationYY Y YYYY Y
18: Identify Music Styles     YY YY 
19: Symphony Orchestra   Y  YYYYY
20: String Family   Y YYYYYY
21: Strings & Music Styles   Y  YY  Y
The Impressionist Period 
22: The Impressionist PeriodY Y   YYY Y
23: Impressionist Period MuscY YY  YY  Y
24: Impressionist Period ComposersYY    YY  Y
Chords and Harmony 
25: Chords and Harmony Review Y    Y Y  
26: Major vs. Minor Chord Review Y Y  Y  Y 
27: Progressions Using I, IV, and V   Y  Y   Y
The Commercial Project 
28: Creating a Commercial Project Y Y  Y YYY
29: Our ProductYY    Y Y Y
30: Composing Our Live MusicYY YY Y  YY
The Commercial Project 
31: Creating Our JingleYY    Y  YY
32: Putting It All Together    YYY Y Y
33: The Performance     Y  Y  
Year-End Review 
34: Keyword and Activity ReviewY    YY   Y
35: Year-End Assessment and Favorite Songs ReviewY  YYYYY Y 
36: Family Day     YY  YY

See the NCCAS Standards Correlation in a text-based spreadsheet