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Music and Song

Music and Song

Format: Paperback

This book describes how a piece of music can be integrated into a language classroom to teach a variety of skills.

  • ISBN: 978-0-19-437055-4
  • Price: $ 22.50

This book describes how a piece of music can be integrated into a language classroom to teach a variety of skills.

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Key features

  • Shows how any piece of music - from folk and classical to jazz, rock, and pop - can be exploited in an immense variety of ways in the language classroom.
  • Shows how teachers can 'tune in' to students and use their musical interests to enhance their learning.

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This book describes how a piece of music can be integrated into a language classroom to teach a variety of skills.

Contents

Note: A full contents list at the front of the book provides a complete list of the activities, the suggested level at which each activity can be used, and the approximate time each activity will take. The summary below aims to give a general idea of the book's organization.

The author and series editor
Foreword
Introduction
How to use this book

Section One: Tuning in (11 activities)

Shows how teachers can tune in to their students' interests and become sensitive to their tastes.

Section Two: Just music (8 activities)

Focuses on the use of music without words (instrumentals) and the ways in which it can be used to create an atmosphere or be central to an activity.

Section Three: The artists and the industry (16 activities)

Looks at how student interest in the topic of music and song can be used to stimulate language learning, even if the students don't actually hear any music. The activities capitalize on the widespread availability of magazines and articles about the music industry.

Section Four: Using songs (24 activities)

Looks at how the music and the lyrics of songs can be used in a classroom or language laboratory. Activities are provided which go from a written text to a listening or singing activity, or vice versa.

Section Five: Video song clips (16 activities)

Examines the ways that video clips can be explored creatively and communicatively. The activities help students evaluate media such as videos, without simply being hypnotized by them.

Section Six: With young children (10 activities)

Includes activities that can be used as warm-up techniques for eventual singing; jazz chants; and different song-types, the most important being Total Physical Response (TPR) or action songs.

Appendix
Provides sample songs to illustrate grammatical and thematic categories, and some useful addresses.
Annotated bibliography