No, no, no . . . you, the teacher, are not writing and performing the jingles.
The students are!
Although I know that all good teachers know how to perform a song and dance . . .
Why ask Students to Write and Perform Jingles?
o Jingles serve as a summary of the most important points.
o Jingles get right to the heart of the meaning—often in just a few words.
o Jingles offer opportunities for expressing a variety of learning styles and abilities to shine:
o Jingles can be performed for an audience. They are an authentic assessment.
o Jingles are adaptable across the curriculum. Wherever a main point, key point, or central idea can be found, there is a jingle waiting to be created.
o Jingles are fun.
o Jingles stick in our minds and help us learn.
o Use jingles for affirmations. What better honor is there than to be memorialized in a jingle?
o Use jingles to create and define personal identity. Who are you, and what positive qualities do you want others to recognize in you? Want to know about me? Well . . . just listen to this jingle I made up about myself!