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14 Song-Based Lesson Plans and Activities

Although I know I like using music in my teaching, I never thought there would be so much of it on this blog when I started it over a year ago. Songs are fun, authentic sources with multiple possibilities in the classroom, but the main reason for having published 14 lesson plans and activities based on songs here is to a large extent due to copyright issues: while lyrics and songs are easily available for everyone online, access to other types of authentic texts is more limited because of copyright constraints. I also think the key to a successful song-based lesson is to deal with the text as you would with any other type of short text, whether written or oral, to practise a variety of comprehension skills, work on specific grammar and vocabulary, or introduce a topic for discussion. Choosing a song that meets the students’ needs is not always easy, though. Listening for specific information 1. Listening for detail: “Kilkelly, Ireland” 2. Writing a paragraph: “The Marvelous Toy” 3. 4. 5.

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Downloadable resources - For teachers - Pearson Longman - best English courses. Christmas trees - for students Traditions of taking branches and leaves from trees into the home in the winter are very old indeed - much older, in fact, than Christmas. Christmas trees - for teachers Teacher instructions and answer key Da Vinci - for students Songs and Activities for English Language Learners Songs can be an effective way to introduce or reinforce a grammar topic. Click on the topics below for companion songs and activities. (In a blog article posted Oct. 4, 2016 at AzarGrammar.com, I list some of the benefits of using songs to teach grammar that I’ve observed in my own classroom.) Adverb Clauses in the Song “Baby, I’m Yours”Comparisons with LikeGerunds as Objects of PrepositionsGerund or Infinitive after begin, start, continue, like, love, hate, can’t standGet to Do SomethingGotta: Informal Spoken English for Got ToI’ve Got It and I’ve Got ‘EmNoun ClausesParticipial PhrasesReflexive PronounsUsed to + a Verb in the Simple FormUsed to vs. WouldWanna: Informal Spoken English for Want ToWish + Simple Past: Making a Wish About the Present Verb Tenses:

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Halloween activities Halloween is coming, and it would be nice if we had a set of fresh activities for this occasion. Children remember everything, and it is pretty embarrassing when you recycle something and the children shout out- “I know this!!! We’ve already done it.” Or, “My sister told me that you did this last year with her.” To help you out a bit, here is a set of new activities for Halloween. ADVERT: Compound Words Foldable Here is a simple foldable, that students can make, to demonstrate compound words. You can also use this same foldable to show contractions. All you need is A4 paper, scissors, and pencils. Like this:

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