Recipes Tagged ‘music

This idea can be used for any category to see who in the class likes X or Y. Here’s an example using pop groups. Brainstorm some of the student’s favorite pop groups. Write them on the board along with ways to say you like them or don’t like them. Next, on a small slip of […]

Doodle songs/videos are a great activity you can do with your class! They really promote contextualized learning and motivate students because you have a final product and of course – there is music!   I was asked by a member for some info. about creating one – so in the name of education, here is […]

This is a fun way to teach negative commands, wake up the class or simply make them laugh. Write on the board “DON’T TOUCH ME”. Have the class say the phrase with you one or two times to get used to it. Some may already know it. Poke a student GENTLY on the shoulder or […]

This is a fun way to not only to incorporate singing into the lesson, but get the class moving. Find a section of an unfamiliar song that the students have probably never heard. Teach lyrics to the class using a powerpoint or handouts. Either way, lead the class through the song line by line and […]

I was reminded of this game while watching an excellent Korean teacher’s English lesson this week. Pass the Paper (Snowball). Students in groups pass around a piece of paper while music plays. When it stops, whoever has the paper must answer the question or do a specific task.  In this game – finish the Christmas […]

[youtube]bNF_P281Uu4[/youtube] These series of videos are amazingly effective for classroom instruction. They also give students a view of the world and are a great global issues primer. Matt “danced” his way around the world. Here are several ways to use these videos in the classroom … Download all the Matt videos or stream in high […]

Singing is a great way to teach English and students will enjoy it very much. One great way is to take a song which repeats a lot and give groups of students a part. One song I like to use is ABC by Michael Jackson.  Give each group a task / lyric to sing… for […]

This game is fantastic!  Select some vocabulary from a song your student’s enjoy (select words that repeat a lot). Then, ask them to choose and write in large letters, one of those words/phrases. Divide the students into groups.  The students stand up showing everyone their word and holding it high. Play the song and students […]


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