Songs and Chants are a dynamic part of an ELD lesson. Songs/ Chants set the stage for the lesson and help focus the learner on the vocabulary and grammatical structure you are teaching.
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Songs and Chants help students hear the cadence and intonation of English. They give the teacher an opportunity to help with pronunciation and articulation
You can use songs introduce grammar structure, vocabulary, or create an anticipatory set. Songs engage students because they are so darn fun!
Look at the benefits:
- Anticipatory Set
- Affective Filter
- Cadence and Intonation
- Vocabulary and Grammar Features
- Pronunciation and articulation
Make sure you pick songs that contain the vocabulary and or sentence structure you are teaching. Songs will help students learn these words and expressions, as well as, other words of high frequency.
Don't forget that singing helps students acquire a sense of rhythm and facilitates memorization of a linguistic item.
You can use a song or a chant to teach children the sounds and rhythm of English to reinforce structures and vocabulary or as a Total Physical Response activities!
VERY VARIED VOICES
This is an excellent and fun way to open a
lesson. Students practice vocabulary through
songs and chants with very varied voices.
GROUPING: Whole class
OBJECTIVE: To practice vocabulary
WHAT YOU NEED:
HOW TO PLAY:
•Sing the song/chant with very varied
HERE ARE SOME FAVORITES:
Hold you nose voice
Add some very varied actions to
your very varied voices.
Movie Star kisses/waves
Dribble and Shoot
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