I hope you love this freebie! I have found the use of current songs in my classroom to help my students remember content both useful and engaging. If you are just getting started using songs in your classroom may I offer the following suggestions:
1. Have the students listen to the beat of the songs and get that down first.
2. Make sure students understand that the point of using songs in the classroom is to both to have fun, AND to remember content! Talk about the lyrics as you go through your unit, refer to them and sing them when solving a problem or reading text! I love it when I see students singing the songs during tests as a tool to help them!
3. When they first get the song, work on it every day! Sing it slowly and work on memorization just a few lines at a time!