This song activity template is one of my favorites to use in class. I use it about once a month. My students really like this one. This is a member of about 55 other activity templates that are based on the Multiple Intelligence Theory. This template uses the following multiple intelligences: linguistic, interpersonal and musical. This template was designed as a mixed ability level cooperative learning activity for middle school.
It starts off like all of the others in the series with students choosing roles: writer, reader, taskmaster and timekeeper. All students must sing the song. The students will read the template before they start the activity. The students will use the tune to Mary Had a Little Lamb, Row, Row, Row Your Boat, Baa, Baa, Black Sheep, London Bridge is Falling Down or The Itsy, Bitsy Spider and change the words of that song to relate to the content that the teacher has inputted into the template. They will make a copy of the song for each of them, practice and then perform for the class. Each step includes appropriate time limits to help students stay on task and move along. I have put 60 minutes to complete this activity because I assume there are five pieces of content. Depending on the song they choose and the amount of content, they may need to write two or more versus. There is a rubric to help you grade.
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Choose four of these templates and allow your students to choose the one they want to do in order to differentiate instruction and increase interest.
You can also tweak them to fit perfectly to your content as well as how you want it to be done because it is a Word document.
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Song Activity Template and Rubric
by Kasha Mastrodomenico
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