This song-based STEP-BY-STEP LESSON PLAN for ENGLISH language TEACHING features free stock videos and music from Mixkit . Students TALK about a short video, MATCH videos and music pieces, EXPLAIN their choices, WRITE the lyrics for a song with the help of a template, SING it to the rhythm of the music they chose, and WRITE a story for homework (Cambridge English: First for Schools).
OBS: This lesson plan was made to be used for ONLINE TEACHING, but it can be modified for face-to-face instruction, as well.
Language level: B1 and above Learner type: All ages Skills: speaking, reading, and writing Topic: Music and video connection, narrative tenses Materials: genial.ly presentation, google form and google doc Duration: 1 hour Downloadable materials: instructions; google form (to make a copy you can edit); collaborative google doc to make a copy you can edit
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STEP-BY-STEP LESSON PLAN
Step 1 (5 min)
Show the first slide and ask the following questions; (tell your students to be creative to answer)
Who is the woman? Where is she ? What is she doing? When is this happening? How is he/she feeling? Why?
Step 2 (5 – 7 min)
Show the second slide with the 3 videos and the three music pieces. Tell students to match the videos with the music pieces, and prepare to explain their choices to a partner. Share the link to the google forms for them to answer.
OBS. HOW to get the link: open your copy of the google form and click SEND and then choose “link” to generate one to share with your students. See pics below:
Step 3 (5 min)
Divide students into pairs or small groups (breakout rooms) for students to compare their answers and explain their reasons.
Step 4 (10 min)
Show the results of the match in the google forms summary and give students some time to look at it. Ask a student to talk about the answers and have other students talk about their own choices and explain. Have a mini discussion.
Example of summary (obs. it’s made automatically by Google forms):
Step 5 (10 – 15 min)
Tell your students that they are going to work in small groups, again (breakout rooms). Their task is to choose one video from slide 1 and one music piece to write the lyrics.
Show the third slide with the three song templates with blanks in the lyrics. Students choose ONE and complete the gaps. They should also create a title for the song. Tell them to do it on the notepad or word, so they can copy and paste it in another doc, later.
Tell students to also match the lyrics to the rhythm of the music piece they chose. If they want, they can sing their new song for the class!
Step 6 (10 min)
Share the link to the collaborative google doc with the pics of the videos, and the designated space for the groups under each one. The groups paste the songs they created in their designated space
Step 7 (10 min)
Students read or sing their songs and explain the story behind it. Have a vote on the students’ favorite song.
Step 8 (Homework)
Students connect the three videos to write a story. On the Cambridge English First for Schools Exam, in the second part of the Writing paper (Paper 2), there is the option of writing a Story. This question is similar to the ones the students are likely to find in the real exam:
Your teacher has asked you to write a story for the school magazine.
|Your story must begin with this sentence: |
She did her best to help him.
Your story must include:
– Good news
– A sport
Write your story (140 – 190 words)
This song-based lesson plan is sure to spice up your classes! However, would you like to think, feel and act more creatively on your own to be able to turn ANY song you want into an engaging lesson plan?
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That’s it for this week! I hope this activity is helpful and enjoyable!
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