Some articles that may be useful to read beforehand.
Here we go:
Well done Chris. I know you like a challenge.
How about another 100 ways to use music in class?!?!!?
Christopher Hoade said:
Here we go:
- Play an introductory song at the beginning of the class as a warmer.
- Teach a song in English.
- Give a presentation with a musical accompaniment.
- Sing an explanation, grammar structure, answer etc.
- Rap an explanation, grammar structure, answer etc.
- Indicate rhythmic patterns in speech.
- Explain musical similarities to…
- Make an instrument.
- Play a song while students colour or do craft activities.
- Play a song as the students are coming into class.
- Clap syllable segmentation.
- Clap sentence segmentation.
- Clap the vowel order.
- Clap the alphabet.
- Clap-drill new vocabulary.
- Use instruments in class for various activities.
- Combine music and TPR to teach body parts.
- Sing various mundane classroom tasks, such as marking attendance.
- Create a musical performance for parents.
- Teach action verbs using different pace and rhythm, such as “walk, walk, walk (pause) walk, walk, walk”.
- Make a certain song the focus of a class and teach around it.
- Use a drum to countdown time-limits.
- Use an instrument as a warning for misbehaving students.
- Use a whistle to check disallowed L1 usage.
- Sing a song while students are packing up at the end of class.
- Use a song choice as a reward; students can choose the music that will be played during a quite activity.
- Drill using different pace and volume.
- Watch a musical video as a reward.
- Review a musical video.
- Elicit meaning from song lyrics.
- Elicit meaning from a musical video.
- Sing a structure, and then change certain words or chunks while still singing to the same beat.
- Teach different genres of music.
- Students pretend to be famous singers, are interviewed and sing.
- Teach a lesson focused solely on music.
- Teach how to read music.
- Let students listen to music and review or give meaning for homework.
- Encourage students to listen to English songs at home.
- Make interesting and funny noises when interacting with young children.
- Use sounds and noise with TPR to emphasize meaning such as shrugging with a “Hmmm?”
- Use animal noises when teaching animals, traffic noises when teaching transport etc.
- Teach musical instrument vocabulary.
- Use a silly song or dance as a deterrent for misbehaviour.
- Create a drumming circle and incorporate phonics, lexical sets etc.
- Play a sound file or song as a warmer or engager before an activity.
- Create a class band.
- Write song lyrics or raps.
- Conduct musical auditions, American Idol style.
- Play a cooler song to conclude a class.
Yes, nice list. You might enter this as a post in Eva's edition of the ELT Blog Carnival? She's asking for a song but I'm sure will post up something like this.
I like the idea of humming. Can you hum in English? I think so ....
I keep being amazed at all the views of my 50 list for using music and song in the ELT Classroom.
We weren't aware that you had done a list already! Cheers for forever expanding our knowledge-base. haha
Well Malachy, between ddeubel and I we have 100. Does that count? :D