Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Teaching young children English through Songs




בס"ד


For children from the ages of 4 -6 I bring my guitar and teach them to sing along with me.  Each lesson, I bring a new song that I will be posting on this page.  So by the end of the year there will be a lot of songs that you can choose from!  

Of course I start with the Alphabet song: 


The Alphabet Song Guitar Tab

Guitar Tab and Guitar Chords to the Alphabet Song

Chords Used: C (x32010) | F (xx3211) | G7 (320001) | G (320003)
C              F       C
A - B - C - D- E - F - G

F       C       G7     C
H - I - J - K - LMNO - P

C       F   C       G
Q - R - S - T - U - V

C   F   C     G
W - X - Y and Z

C     F       C
Now I know my ABC's

F         C         G7        C
next time won't you sing with me.



Then I do a variation on Bingo, they don't really understand the clap substitution so I sing the same song, with a different first letter: 

Bingo  

Guitar Chords and Lyrics to BINGO

Chords Used: C (x32010) | F (xx3211) | G (320003)) | Am (x02210)
      C            F     C
There was a farmer had a dog,
    C     G       C
And Bingo was his name-o.
C   F
B-I-N-G-O
G   C
B-I-N-G-O
Am  F
B-I-N-G-O
    G             C
And Bingo was his name-o.
Then sing Tingo, Ringo, Wingo, Singo. 
Purim is coming up so here's a variation of If you are Happy and you Know it, Then as they will know the tune another time in the the year I'll bring the original version. 
Purim Song: (Tune: If You're Happy and You Know It)
           F                                                      C7
If you hear the name of Haman stomp your feet. (stomp feet twice) repeat
          Bb                                                      F                                    Bb
If you hear the name of Haman, if you hear the name of Haman, if you hear
          C7                                 F
the name of Haman stomp your feet (stomp feet twice)
If you hear the name of Esther clap your hands......
If you hear the name of Ahasuerus turn around.....
If you hear the name of Mordecai shout hooray....
                                        
  If you want to teach numbers then this is an all time favorite 


5 little monkeys lyrics and chords

Thank you to: victor@victorjohnson.com

5 little monkeys

traditional
(D) 5 little monkeys jumping on the bed

1 fell off and (A) bumped it’s head

(D) Momma called the doctor and the (G) doctor said

“No more monkeys (A) jumping on the (D) bed”!
(D) 4 little monkeys jumping on the bed

1 fell off and (A) bumped it’s head

(D) Momma called the doctor and the (G) doctor said

(D) “No more monkeys (A) jumping on the (D) bed”!

(D) 3 little monkeys jumping on the bed

1 fell off and (A) bumped it’s head

(D) Momma called the doctor and the (G) doctor said
D) “No more monkeys (A) jumping on the (D) bed”!
(D) 2 little monkeys jumping on the bed
1
 fell off and (A) bumped it’s head

(D) Momma called the doctor and the (G) doctor said
(
D) “No more monkeys (A) jumping on the (D) bed”!
(D) 1 little monkey jumping on the bed

He fell off and (A) bumped it’s head

(D) Momma called the doctor and the (G) doctor said
(
D) “No more monkeys (A) jumping on the (D) bed”!
                 
 This song has lots of vocabulary words: Teach spider, water spout, and the idiom itsy bitsy first. 

 The Itsy-Bitsy Spider

C
The itsy-bitsy spider

G                  C
Went up the water spout.

C           
Down came the ran and

F                            C
Washed the spider out.

C        
Out came the sun and

G                      C
Dried up all the rain


And the itsy-bitsy spider

G                  C
Went up the spout again

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Irregular Verbs in the Past and Past Participle

בס"ד
Name_____________________________
Irregular Verbs in the Past and Past Participle
Write the V3 form
  
V1               V2               V3
begin           began        ___________________

drink            drank        ___________________

give             gave           ___________________

sing              sang          ___________________

sit                 sat             ___________________

swim            swam         ___________________

babysit        babysat         ___________________

Write in sentences in the past tense
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


Write sentences in the present tense 
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


Write sentences with the past participle 
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Rachael Alice Orbach 
http://www.live-english.net/

Friday, February 7, 2014

Active to Passive Game for your class. Use during a class party at the end of the year!

Activity: Change to Passive This can be used for the last day of class party, before a vacation.

Level: High-intermediate through advanced

Preparation: around 5 minutes

Time: 30 minutes

Directions: Print this page. Fill in the blank spaces with the names of some of your students. Copy on to colored paper or card stock and cut the sentences into strips. Divide the class into teams. This game is played in rounds. For each round, give every team one strip. Students work together to change the active voice sentence to passive. One member of the group races to the board and rewrites the sentence in the passive--if possible. (Almost all the sentences can be changed to passive; there are just a few that can't- to throw a wrench into the activity.) You can add more sentences.

 You check the sentences with the class and keep track of each team's points on the board.
Scoring is as follows: Grammatically perfect sentences are worth 5 points. An incorrect passive voice
sentence is worth 0 points. Subtract one point for every other type of grammatical mistake.


Scientists observed the tigers for six days.

Scientists are investigating the possibility of life on other planets.

When we walked into the classroom, the teacher had already given the assignment.

Some teachers cleaned up the teachers’ room.

I think the students will have drunk most of the coffee by the time we arrive.

People believe that San Francisco is a warm city.

Ben made the coffee.

Avi’s cat broke the vase.

Everyone thinks that San Francisco is the most beautiful city in the US.

Our findings will intrigue the world.

Someone will tell us by this time next week.

Many people visit Disneyland every year.

Someone has washed the dishes.

Someone poisoned the king’s dinner.

What happened to you last night?

John needs to have someone fix his car.

Mother wants to have someone clean her house.

Maybe we can have someone fix the heat.

A penny hit David on the head.

Yossi could not fall asleep.

A pack of wild students attacked Yinon.

The United States will win the next World Cup.

Ofir ate Shomi’s lunch.

The police dragged the thief away.

John will wash the dishes tonight.

The computer needs to get fixed!

Turn off the water!

The Mars rover is still doing experiments for ten years.

Marci cured her cough by drinking lemon juice with hot chili powder.





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