SONG PIECES is back this week with focus on 4 verb tenses: SIMPLE PRESENT, SIMPLE PAST, PRESENT CONTINUOUS and PRESENT PERFECT!
This fast paced activity generates student interaction and collaboration to identify grammar structures in the lyrics, in a light and fun way.
This activity, with multiple free-copyrighted songs, provides extra energy and fun for any moment you need: Review, warm-up, extra grammar practice, or as just a simple reward activity for your hardworking students!
This post features 4 videos, each one focusing on one specific verb tense in its affirmative, interrogative and negative forms.
In this song-based lesson plan are the instructions which you can follow for all the song pieces videos below. The answers and lyrics keys can be found in the instruction.pdf!
OBS: This lesson plan was made for ONLINE TEACHING, but it can be modified for face-to-face instruction, as well.
Language level: ALL levels Learner type: All ages Skills: listening and writing Grammar: verb tenses Materials: YouTube Video Duration: 20 - 30 min (for each verb tense) Downloadable materials: Instructions.pdf
Welcome to the Song Activity Factory! Here, we follow the rules of The Creative Jedi Code:
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STEP-BY-STEP LESSON PLAN
Divide students into pairs or trios (it can also be done individually, depending on the number of students), and tell them they are going to listen to various extracts of songs and in each one they have to listen to different things and write them down on a blank sheet of paper.
Before each song extract, there is a screen in which students can see what they’re supposed to listen to in that song. PAUSE the video there and ask students to give you examples of what is being asked.
Tell them they have 3 chances to try to get the right words. Then, play the first song it is recorded 3 times in a row and have them write down the answer for number 1.
Check what the teams wrote down (you can use the chat feature of the application you’re using with your online students. ex: in-meeting chat in zoom , and ask them to use it to send you the answers. Assign points. (1 for each right word, if there is more than 1 word in the recording)
Repeat steps 2, 3, 4 for the next song extracts. The team with more points, in the end, is the winner!
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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