Sunday, March 7, 2010

Grammar in Song

Using the short music videos from Schoolhouse Rock is another motivating way to review grammatical categories with your students prior to their annual testing sessions. Kids' enjoy these, never having had the opportunity to see them every Saturday morning as we did. They are all up on YouTube!

Language Lens:
  • These songs really get in one's head, and as we know, music uses a different side of the brain than language, resulting in a handy mnemonic.
  • Using printed lyrics of each song is a good follow-up activity, with kids being asked to identify examples of the parts of speech in each song.

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