This lesson was used with a bilingual class of Spanish speakers. Their content areas were taught in Spanish, and I was their sole English teacher. Most of them were reluctant to learn English, so I tried to engage them with interesting and fun lessons. This was one of my favorites to teach...I still smile thinking about my students leaving class singing "Hey Jude," and pronouncing the "J" correctly, like they had never before!
I wrote this plan when I noticed the students having a lot of trouble pronouncing the letter "J" in English since that sound doesn't exist in Spanish. This lesson teaches students how to pronounce the troublesome letter J, as well as the "Th" combination. It also serves as a review of apostrophes. The lyrics are included in the plan, but the teacher will have to provide their own audio of the song.
This lesson uses the workshop model and has a checkbox for the teacher to circle which standards they are using in the lesson.