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Grammar lessons used to freak me out, literally FREAK me out. Grammar lessons seemed to be the least creative and most rule based lessons we teach. Not so in the end. Teaching Grammar forced me to look more creatively at how best to meet my learners needs and my own. I want to share a successful lesson of mine where the target language was wishes and regrets. I taught it within a song.
I began my warm up with a series of black and white photos in a power point presentation. I had my students discuss in pairs for about a minute the possible story these pictures told. Without confirming any guesses yet we listened to the song, “A lot of things different” by Kenny Chesney. After the intial listening I was able to elicit the singers feelings, his regrets, his wishes and confirm their guesses. They really responded well to a lesson with music. …
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