TEACHING WITH SONGS AND CHANTS Tips, Tricks and Strategies
Music is the universal language of mankind. Henry Wadsworth LongfellowHenry Wadsworth Longfellow
Music can change the world because it can change people. BonoBono
MUSICAL INTELLIGENCE Its not just singing: Rhythm Movement Dance Gifts include: Having a natural sense of meter Being able to hear specific tones Its verbal, too!
YOU CAN TEACH ANYTHING Songs and chants are a great way to engage learners Logical Kinesthetic Visual Auditory Interpersonal Intrapersonal Natural
MUSIC It gets in your head. Ill say a word(s). Tell me what comes next. Yesterday We All All you need Bsame
WAIT, BUT SARA? I CANT SING! Dont worry about it. Thats what the students are for. Do what is comfortable. Use tools.
USING RHYTHM INSTRUMENTS Hands and Feet Shakers Sticks Water bottle Drums Paper Plate Tambourines Get Creative
THINGS TO CONSIDER Level of difficulty of the song Interest to the learner Relevance Use of language
ECHO AND RESPONSE You sing They sing You sing more They sing more Its an echo
STRATEGIES FOR SONGS AND CHANTS Speaking and Listening, Reading, Writing
LETTER SOUND FORMATIONS We can practice pronunciation and word sounds and formation of difficult letters: she sells sea shells by the sea shore
FROM JAZZ CHANTS Where were you born ? Id rather not say. Where are you from ? Id rather not say. How tall are you ? How old are you? How much do you weigh ? Id rather not say. Carolyn Graham
CREATE A JAZZ CHANT Vocabulary Chant: Use the 2, 3, 1 Formula 2 syllables 3 syllables 1 syllable Football, Basketball, Golf
LONGER CHANTS Add subjects and verbs He plays football. She plays basketball. He plays golf. Use Questions Does he play football? Yes, he does?
STORY SONGS AND DRAMA Great Story Songs: (Many use the Echo and Response) Five Little Speckled Frogs Peanut Butter and Jelly Bear Hunt The Green Grass Grew Rattlin Bog -Pro-Tip Good Traditional Camp songs for hun
FILL IN THE LINE Review the song Can be sung in groups to begin Introduce with Echo and Response Practice once with the teacher Turn it over to pairs or small groups.
MUSIC WORDS Make word cards or a word list for a song Play a song Stop the song Have Ss hold up the word Turn it over to a student Have Ss sing in groups and allow Ss to be in control of it.
RELAY MUSIC Sing a line Race to get the next line. Sing the line in the group. Continue until you have a winner.
READING FOR INFERENCE Play song Identify mood and general feeling from the song Pass out lyrics to the song Read and answer questions
Saying I love you Is not the words I want to hear from you It's not that I want you Not to say, but if you only knew How easy it would be to show me how you feel More than words is all you have to do to make it real Then you wouldn't have to say that you love me Cos I'd already know
CREATE CHANTS FROM TRADITIONAL MELODIES Traditional melodies are fun to modify Allow learners to be creative Can be taught and performed in small groups
EXAMPLE London Bridge London Bridge is falling down Falling Down London Bridge is falling down. My fair lady.
EXAMPLE 1 Tune: London Bridge Hello, Hello, How are you, How are you, how are you? Hello, Hello, How are you? Im fine, thank you.
CHANTS Usually have a four/four meter Repetitive Easy to repeat Can incorporate a variety of topics
WRITING SONGS Lyrics are represented in chunks Chorus is repetitive Can be created around a number of themes Build from popular songs by replacing words Move to create whole new songs
CLASS PIANO Assign groups to the class CCQ to make sure everyone knows their part Choose your song Review with Echo and Response Now play the Piano. Turn it over to students in small groups.
REPLACE A WORD Change the words by singing a different word for a commonly used word in the song Use symbols instead of saying the word when it is sung.
Where words fail, music speaks. Hans Christian AndersenHans Christian Andersen
s Beethoven tells you what it's like to be Beethoven and Mozart tells you what it's like to be human. Bach tells you what it's like to be the universe. Douglas AdamsDouglas Adams
If you cannot teach me to fly, teach me to sing. J.M. Barrie, Peter PanJ.M. BarriePeter Pan Download all my presentations from the conference at: http://www.saradavila.com/front/materials/iga THANK YOU!