Using Chants and Songs to Scaffold Content
What letter comes after “P” in the alphabet? What sound does the duck make on Ol’ McDonald’s farm? How does a bill (sitting there on Capitol Hill) become a law? Once the connection is made, it can be hard to separate a song from its content.
Students are more likely to internalize what they are learning when teachers scaffold the content using a chant or song. This is especially true of English language learners. Watch this 2:00 video to see a few examples of chants and songs in action.
Share out: What is a song or chant that your students enjoy? Let us know what it is and why they enjoy it!
This video comes with a downloadable guidebook.
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