This STEP-BY-STEP LESSON PLAN for ENGLISH language TEACHING features the song “Left and Right” by Charlie Puth feat. Jung Kook from BTS.
Students TALK about music, DESCRIBE and CONNECT photos, WRITE a paragraph about the photos with words from the song, LISTEN to the song and IDENTIFY a word not in the lyrics, WATCH the music video and TALK about it.
OBS: This lesson plan was made for ONLINE TEACHING, but it can be modified for face-to-face instruction, as well.
Language level: B1+ B2 Learner type: All ages Skills: speaking, reading, listening, writing Topic: Music Materials: genially presentation, YouTube Videos, cryptpad doc (prepare in advance and get a link)(see VIDEO TUTORIAL) Duration: 45 min - 1 hour 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
Step 1 (5 min)
Genially presentation link. Slide 1. Ask your students: Can music help people solve problems? Explain.
Step 2 (7 min)
Slide 2. Have students describe the pictures. What’s going on in them? Do you think music could help them in these situations? Why (not)? If so, How?
Step 3 (10 min)
slide 3. In pairs (breakout rooms),have students think about how the 3 pictures could be connected. They must write a paragraph explaining the connection using all of the 9 words below:
BED – BRAIN – DRINK – ERASE – FOCUS – FORGET – HEAD – KISS – PAIN
Have students save the paragraphs in a notepad so they can copy and paste it to another doc later.
Step 4 (5 min)
PREPARATION IN ADVANCE. Create a collaborative doc with cryptpad and get a link to share with your students. The Video below is a quick tutorial on how to do it!
Decide who is group/pair 1, group/pair 2, etc before you share the link.
Share the link to the collaborative doc with your students and have them paste their paragraphs to their corresponding places.
Step 5 (7 min)
Highlight the mistakes and have students correct them. You can have a vote on the most creative, the craziest, funniest connections!
Step 6 (5 – 7 min)
Slide 4. Tell students that the words they used in the previous steps are from a song, with the exception of one! Play the song for them to identify the word that is not in the lyrics. Play the song 2x or more, if necessary.
answer: the word KISS is not in the song.
Step 7 (5 min)
Ask students if they know the song and who sings it. (Charlie Puth and Jung Kook from BTS). Ask them if they have seen the music video for the song. If they haven’t, ask them what they expect to see in a music video for this song. If any student has seen it, have him/her say what happens in the Music Video.
Step 8 (5 min)
Play the music video for them to check their ideas and have them comment on it to close the activity.
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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