New Opposites Chant Free Download

April 16, 2008 at 1:47 pm | Posted in Children's Classes, Teaching Tips: Warm ups | Leave a comment
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I love to practice opposites, or adjectives, with my students. We always use our body and do little actions when we say the opposite. For example, when we do slow/fast first we start out walking really slow, then when I say “fast” we walk really fast. It’s so simple, but the kids really enjoy it and learn the vocabulary well.

The Chant

The Dream English Opposites Chant could be used in a number of ways, as a warm up, or to introduce the material. To make it more fun, I added some singing and actions in the middle.

I made some other new chants for free download. I will write a bit about all the new chants in the next few days, in the meantime, check out yet another Free MP3 download the Dream English Opposites Chant here!

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Singing Loud and Soft

February 14, 2008 at 11:41 am | Posted in Teaching ESL Songs | 2 Comments
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I wrote in an earlier post that it helps the kids sing better sometimes if you simply ask them to sing louder. However, today I was teaching a group of kids some opposites, one of them being loud and soft. When it came time to sing the Goodbye Song, I alternated between asking them so sing loud and soft. This worked great! When I asked them to sing softly, they really sang clearly. Then when I asked them to sing loud, they had a big smile on their faces while singing. It was such a simple exercise, but the little challenge made singing that much more fun!

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