Students memorize key grammar and usage rules with this collection of 20 engaging songs set to familiar tunes such as “London Bridge” and “Old MacDonald.” Includes hands-on activities and content-area connections that help students apply and extend what they’ve learned for each song. Topics covered: parts of speech, kinds of sentences, subject and predicate agreement, and more.
Have students focus on memorizing the initial verse or verses of the song during one lesson. Return the following day to review. Sing one verse repeatedly, and then build on it. Point out to students that the additional verses help them gain advanced knowledge. In the Skills section of Lesson Ideas, you’ll find that the skills in some songs can be broken down by verse. You may want to teach only the Basic verses at one point and extend to the Advanced verses later.