Hi everyone,I love using ELL Songs and Chants during my lessons.
Much of the input students receive during ELD is visual. ELL Songs and Chants offer another venue for students to learn the lesson objective through music and rhythm.
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ELL Songs and Chants
Open every lesson with a song or chant stuffed with ESL vocabulary from this rich collection of ELD-based lyrics and watch your ESL students’ fluency grow. As an ANTICIPATORY SET, songs and chants hook the students. They can set the stage for your lesson and emphasize your language objectives.
Songs and Chants provide the ENGAGEMENT AND MOTIVATION all within the context of learning. Songs and Chants give meaning to students and they relax as they sing and play.
Songs and Chants can trigger emotions and lower AFFECTIVE FILTERS. Students socialize through Songs/Chants. They can listen to themselves sing, and practice the reproduction of English songs while enjoying the rhythm. Finally, Songs and Chants help second language learners express their feelings.
These lyrics provide a compelling way to begin your ELD lesson while targeting complex English structures and ESL grammar. You and your students will enjoy these engaging and memorable lyrics.
The songs and chants are sung to familiar popular songs or the lyrics are used in callbacks or chant-style tunes.
Songs and Chants can be a perfect addition to any lesson!
Happy Teaching! Lori