French song-writing

Singing is a wonderful way to dramatically improve your strategy when learning a new language. I have observed this from my students over the years and found that they will memorize song lyrics almost effortlessly and they can really let go of any inhibitions and anxieties about language learning when music is involved. In our French class, we often sing songs related to the topic we are learning about, and with my current 3rd grade class, we even composed a couple of extra verses for a song that we’ve been singing. It was a whole-class joint construction where the children tried to use as many words as they could from our unit on food. Here’s how it goes, sing along if you can – you’ll find the lyrics below the video link:

 

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