Love That Teaching Idea! Staff
Submitted: August 23, 2001
studying a unit, I divide my students into small groups of 5.
I then assign each group a familiar tune such as, "Old MacDonald
Had a Farm", or "Jingle Bells". They are then assigned
to make up their own words to the music. When everyone is finished,
they have to teach the rest of their classmates the song! I even
like to type up each group's and make copies for every student
to have one from each group! By putting words to music, the students
retain a lot more and have fun while doing so!