learning through songs

When I was teaching the Year 1 and Year 2 students, I usually liked to teach them through songs.

Songs such as
Are you sleeping?
Clementine

What I did was I substituted the words,

I taught my students about the topic, Personal Details, ie,
What is your name? How old are you? Where do you live?

Clementine chorus tune
What is your name?
What is your name?

What is your name, my friend?


I am Annie,

I am Annie,

I am Annie, my friend.

How old are you?
How old are you?
How old are you,
My friend?

I am seven years old.
I am seven years old.

I am seven years old, my friend.

Are you sleeping tune
Where do you live?
Where do you live, my friend?

My friend?

I live in Ipoh.
I live in Ipoh, my friend.

My friend.

So much so my students got drilled through singing.

Next, I gave them an oral test. I asked them questions about personal details. They would think about the songs and sang out the answers. Funny, haha.. Anyway, they passed with flying colours.

Comments

  1. wow..u r very creative.. clementine was my childhood song too... so was are u sleeping..

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  2. i wonder how would it be if teachers nowadays would do that too. must be pretty fun! =)

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  3. my teacher did that too!
    and we did it in the literacy class for the form 1

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  4. Learning through songs can be fun! :)

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  5. yeah, songs can be pop or rock too. i let my bigger students sing karaoke in class too..

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  6. You are a creative and fun teacher. Wow..sing karaoke in class??

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  7. ya, MG, the students loved it.

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