Why use chants in the language classroom? Chants
- Help students to remember
- Teach sound, rhythm, accents, and word stress
- Are especially good for things in series (months’ & days’ names, for example)
Make up your own chants (Keep reading for tips. Are you rhthmically challenged? More help!).
Or check out the original chants here for you to use at EIGONOTO.COM.
If you want to make up your own chants, here are some points on why chants work well:
- Language is clearly broken-up into COMPONENT LANGUAGE PATTERNS.
- The chant has 4 BEATS (Hel-lo, Hel-lo. My name is Ken). Not always, but this helps.
- Too fast
- Too much language
- Too long
- Irregular, non-repeating language patterns
- Doesn’t target the language structure well.
- What clap What clap What do you like? clap-clap
- I like APPLES. clap-clap-clap