Teaching Tuesday Tips 5-13-14 Teaching with Songs Listening Exercise

Teaching with Songs! This is a great listening exercise.

Play a song for students; have them listen to the lyrics twice without the words and have them record on a piece of paper any words they understand.

Then, give them the lyrics and play the song again.

Some suggested songs:

“Bridge over Troubled Water”

“The Rose”

“Sounds of Silence”

Note – working with song lyrics can be a very challenging exercise for students! This activity format allows students to focus on what they know not all that they don’t.