Mali Music Unit Music Assessment

Telling a Story with Music (Pitch, Form)

Materials Needed

White board, markers, “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” story, Orff instruments


1. Discuss family with students.

Who are the members of your family? How are you alike? How are you different?

2. Read “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” a story about another family.

How are the three bears alike? How are they different?

3. Discuss the three members of the bear family and associate low, medium, and high pitches to represent the three characters. Write the choices on the board.

4. Have students demonstrate the voice of each bear.

5. Play three different pitches (low, medium, and high) on a pitched instrument and have students identify which pitch goes with each character.

6. Read the story again. Have students participate in telling the story by speaking specific phrases with low, medium, or high pitches or by playing an associated pitched instrument with each character’s phrase. (Example: Papa Bear’s “Somebody has been lying in my bed,” spoken in a   low voice.)

Assessment Rubric


Go to Concert Preparation: First Semester