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Teaching the words to songs

Discussion in 'Primary' started by jubilada, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. jubilada

    jubilada New commenter

    A lot depends on the gae group and if the are good readers. Actions can help but if you intend to perform the songs without actions this can sometimes cause problems with younger pupils who want to always do the actions.
    Here a a number of ideas to try -
    • Read words, discuss meaning and new words. Does the song relate a story/feelings.Look for repetition, pattern, and breaks from a pattern.
    • Sing the song often with the words before learning by heart - the tune can prompt words
    • Play or hum the melody, stop mid phrase, what word are you at?
    • Write out words for handwriting/homework
    • Gradually remove words so you only have skeleton of key words and starts of verses.
    • Play mouthing the words game which also helps with diction.
     
  2. Thanks so much. The age range is mainly Y3-6. These suggestions are great, I'll definitely be trying a few of them out. My choir are going to be spot on this term, I'm determined!
     

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