Songs to Reinforce Early Language Learning
This project should be done either as a solo or a duet and not part of your regularly-assigned groups.
The songs you compose should be appropriate for early language learning at about the Kindergarten level or ELL - L1.
Format: one page (one page only) including the five components listed below.
1. Song: Music (with the notes and text). Select A or B *
A. Choose a children’s song and add several verses
B. Write a piggy-back song with several verses
Be sure you present at least three verses and indicate how you could add more.
2. Language Objectives: identify the language concepts and/or skills you plan to address. Make this appropriate for preK-1 or first year ESL. (If you have another idea, check with your instructor before following through with it.)
3. Process: Description of the process for developing the activity and achieving the desired results.
4. Assessment: One sentence about how you will evaluate the results as relates to #2 above.
5. Credits: The names of the authors (That’s you.).
*Some Subject Ideas (compliments of Prince Edward Elementary School teachers):
Attributes - 3 things about an object
Functions - What is a ______ for?
Associations - E.g.: pillow and bed. Why?
Categories - Name three things that fly
Fill in the blank - Can you tie your _____?
Note: These may be photocopied to share with other members of the class.
Evaluation (4 points):
Usability (singable by the children) (1)
Language focus (1)
Creativity, Imagination, Initiative (1)
updated on 8/23/14