Monday, 14 March 2016
Listening Activity: Lyrics Sort (Où vont les paroles?)
To continue our look (or listen) to "Soulman" by Ben L'Oncle Soul, I have my students complete 2 listening activities "Comment va la chanson?"
To prepare this activity, you will need to print out the lyrics of the song and cut each line into a strip, and mix them up. You will need strips with lyrics for each group or student
1. Give the students the strips, and have them read them in groups. Before playing the song, have them predict how the song will go by placing the strips in certain order. (I take a picture of the order for comparison later in the activity.
2. Play the song. Have the student rearrange the strips as the song plays.
3. Compare their prediction to their ordering after they heard the song. How did it change? (Sometimes I ask the students to try and sing their version of the song. It gets pretty funny.)
It was a fantastic activity. We have been working on this song for 3 classes now, and we haven't even started the culture part! I'm looking forward to what they find out about the singer in our next lesson.
How do you use music in your class? Want some more ideas for using music in FSL? I have a post on using pop music in FSL right this way.