The Instruction of Songs and Chants in the EFL Classroom Team Leader：邱豐程校長 Members：林妙英、張安瑜、林慧玲 May 27, 2011
Once upon a time … Music is a powerful stimulus for students to engage in learning more.
Introduction Why What Who Where When How
Why 1– the goals Grade 1 – 9 Curriculum Guidelines 1-1-10 能聽懂簡易歌謠和韻文的主要內容。 2-1-10 能朗讀和吟唱歌謠韻文。 3-1-4 能辨識歌謠、韻文、故事中的常用 字詞。 1-2-1 能瞭解簡易歌謠、韻文的節奏 、音韻與內容。
Why 2– the reasons Psychological reasons Socio-emotional reasons Cognitive reasons Musical and Physical reasons Linguistic reasons Cultural reasons
What 1– the materials Supplementary
What 2– Supplementaryexamples Skidamarink Do Re Mi Friday I’m in Love The Hokey Pokey In My House Holiday Chant
Songs in Textbooks Low Graders – The Alphabet Song (Variety) ABCDEFG HIJKLMNOP QRSTUV WXYZ
The Alphabet Song • Names of the Letters • Classic melody with different speeds • Slow, Medium, Fast • Various versions • 1, 2, 3 • Sounds of the Letters • Rap • Fun with the Letters • Extended activities
Songs in Textbooks Middle Graders – Where is the cat? (Hess) Hide and Seek • 1. Listen • 2. Fill in the blanks • 3. Draw
Songs in Textbooks High Graders – Oh, My Friend (Hello, Darbie) Stop and Sing! • Where- • How- • Who- • What- • When-
TPR Activity Organization: whole class Material: worksheet Procedure: Suggestion:
Listening and Singing Organization:Group work Materials: PPT with song lyrics, worksheet Procedure: Suggestion:
Word Hunt • Organization: individual work • Material: word-search worksheet • Procedure: • Suggestion: 19
Shake! Shake! Shake! Organization: group work Material: worksheet Procedure: Suggestion:
In My Garden, in My Dream Organization: individual work Material: sheets of A4 blank paper Procedure: Suggestion: 23
Happy New Year! January’s here! * Hooray! . February’s here! * Hooray! . March is here! * Hooray! . April’s here! * Hooray ! . May is here! * Hooray! . June is here! * Hooray! .
Happy New Year! July is here! * Hooray! . August is here! * Hooray! . September’s here! * Hooray! . October’s here! * Hooray! . November’s here! * Hooray! . December’s here! * Hooray! .
Listen and Order Organization: Pair work Materials:Song recording, worksheet Procedure: Suggestion:
Practical Tips ~ MUSIC Make a repertoire Use spare time wisely Sing with props (puppets, musical instruments …) Invite students to listen and practice the songs Collect suitable CDs
Useful Websites BBC Education http://www.bbc.co.uk British Council http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/songs Mother Goose Club http://www.mothergooseclub.com Super Simple Songs http://www.supersimplesongs.com 56 Children’s Songs http://www.cherriyuen.com/E-Songs.php
Books for Further Reading Wee Sing Series Creating Chants and Songs (Oxford University Press) 500 Activities for the Primary Classroom (Macmillan ) 英語童詩與韻文 English Works (東西圖書）
Conclusion • “It’s not how intelligent you are, but it’s how you are intelligent.” ~ Howard Gardner newman.ac.uk