Songs And Music In The Classroom

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Songs And Music In The Classroom

  1. 1. Songs and Music <br />in the classroom<br />
  2. 2. Why use songs and music in the ELF classroom?<br />They develop listening and reading enjoyably.<br />They aid pronunciation.<br />Students enjoy songs and music.<br />They evoke images and feelings.<br />They're authentic.<br />They can be used in many ways.<br />They stick and they work!<br />
  3. 3. When to use music or songs...<br />
  4. 4. At the beginning of a class:<br />To introduce new vocabulary or structures.<br />To create a particular mood in your class.<br />To stimulate or relax (that includes you!)<br />To use as a springboard for something else.<br />
  5. 5. During class:<br />To initiate active listening.<br />To stimulate class discussion.<br />To test or revise vocabulary or structures.<br />To learn new expressions.<br />To carry out mental gym exercises.<br />Why not?<br />
  6. 6. At the end of class:<br />Torecaporrecycle.<br />Tostimulatetheimaginationor...<br />simplyhavefun!<br />
  7. 7. How or what to do with them...<br />
  8. 8. How or what to do with songs and music in the classroom<br /><ul><li>fill in the gap
  9. 9. find the words in the soup of letters
  10. 10. answer questions
  11. 11. circle the words/ places/ pictures mentioned
  12. 12. find expressions/verbs/adjectives etc
  13. 13. jumbled sentences
  14. 14. complete the song
  15. 15. topic introduction for debate or discussion
  16. 16. mental gym
  17. 17. listen and imagine
  18. 18. jumbled paragraphs
  19. 19. find rhyming words
  20. 20. make a collage that illustrates the song
  21. 21. beat and dance away stress</li></li></ul><li>Music is good for your health!<br />
  22. 22. Music has been shown to...<br />Improve motor functioning.<br />Decrease muscle tension.<br />Entrain and regulate respiration.<br />Reduce pain.<br />Reduce heart rate.<br />Elevate mood.<br />Increase mental performance<br />ETC. ETC. ETC.<br />
  23. 23. SO....<br />BRING ON THE BEAT!<br />

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