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Teach with Music and Songs: 35+ Resources and Web Tools

Teach with Music and Songs: 35+ Resources and Web Tools

“Music is the universal language of mankind.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Music appeals to students of all ages and is a great way to engage learners. Try introducing a topic or novel with a song that captures the mood or provides insights. Try having your young learners remember vocabulary through hand gestures, while singing songs (Total Physical Response). Get students to memorize important facts by singing songs about a certain moment in history. Your students can also learn about various cultures and traditions by exploring music from different countries and decades. Language learners enhance their English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills by exploring and reciting songs. Below are lesson ideas, resources, web tools and apps to get you started with integrating music into your curriculum. Feel free to download the slides of my webinar, Music to My Ears: Learning with Songs. Keep scrolling to access the bookmarks.

Teaching with Music and Songs from Shelly Sanchez Terrell

Find lesson plans based on songs at these sites:

Challenge: Try one of these ideas to get students learning with music and songs!


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Music Tools & Apps, by shellyterrell

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