A great activity to integrate music to your language lesson, and the best part of it is that you don’t need to be a musician to do it ! It works well in Primary and in early Middle School. All your students have to do is fill in the blanks, sort of speak! Here is how to use the blues to make your students talk the talk !
Step one – Ask your students to write down eight sentences in the target language. They can be random sentences, a short poem, or expressions that you practiced in class. I generally use this activity to practice personal information, such as name, age, address, etc.
Step two – Play the music in the link bellow (you don’t have to project the video). This is a good example of “stop blues” where the singer fills the space left between the music repetitive melodies. Ask your students to “talk” their eight sentences with the song (they don’t have to sing)
Step three – Arrange for the most confident of your student to perform their Language blues in front of the class. For top effect, ask them to bring a hat a sunglasses !!
Here’s the video
Have fun !