HOW TO USE SONGS TO TEACH ENGLISH: 12 SONG-BASED LESSON PLANS THAT PROMOTE COLLABORATION, CRITICAL THINKING, CREATIVITY & COMMUNICATION

Forget all about the same old gap-filled exercises! 

In this special post, you’ll find a collection of lesson plans that get your students participating in creative activities, analyzing links between ideas, and working towards a resolution related to carefully planned tasks

These highly creative activities also involve the sharing of information and ideas where students have the opportunity to express feelings and arguments, while being motivated by meaningful tasks that involve MUSIC! Nietzsche once said “Life without music is a mistake”. I’d like to say that English language teaching without music is also a HUGE mistake.

Well, without further ado, here are:

12 SONG-BASED LESSON PLANS THAT PROMOTE COLLABORATION, CRITICAL THINKING, CREATIVITY & COMMUNICATION

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1- MUSICAL VIDEO MATCH

https://songactivityfactory.com/2020/07/10/musical-video-match-connecting-videos-and-music-creatively-writing-lyrics-and-stories/

2- MUSICAL INTERVIEW

https://songactivityfactory.com/2020/07/04/musical-interview-anne-marie-her-teaching-english-with-zoom-using-songs/

3- MUSICAL NARRATIVE

https://songactivityfactory.com/2020/06/26/musical-narrative-with-selena-gomez-tones-and-i-teaching-english-with-zoom-using-song/

4- MUSICAL PHOTO STORY

https://songactivityfactory.com/2020/06/12/musical-photo-story-sia-together-teaching-english-with-zoom-using-songs-4-skils/

5- MUSICAL IMAGE CONNECTIONS

https://songactivityfactory.com/2020/06/05/musical-image-connections-lady-gaga-elton-john-sine-from-above-teaching-with-zoom/

6- CRAZY STORY

https://songactivityfactory.com/2020/04/04/teaching-english-online-with-zoom-using-songs-dua-lipa-writing-a2-b1-stories/

7- TATTOOS TOGETHER

https://songactivityfactory.com/2020/02/01/tattoos-together-a-lesson-plan-for-english-language-teaching/

8- CONNECTING VIDEOS AND SONGS

https://songactivityfactory.com/2019/10/07/songs-to-teach-english-connecting-videos-narratives-and-songs-creatively/

9- SONG CHALLENGE AND CHAT STATIONS

https://songactivityfactory.com/2019/09/20/using-songs-to-teach-english-song-challenge-and-chat-stations/

10- BIRDS

https://songactivityfactory.com/2019/08/12/birds-imagine-dragons-a-lesson-plan-for-english-language-teaching/

11- ON A ROLL

https://songactivityfactory.com/2019/06/15/on-a-roll-ashley-o-miley-cyrus/

12- HAPPIER (OBS: this was the first ever song-based lesson posted on this blog!)

https://songactivityfactory.com/2018/10/06/happier-marshmello-ft-bastille/

That’s it for today! I hope this post helps you in your English language teaching practice!

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