Here, I introduce the song Pan, by Señor Wooly via Story Listening.
When I started doing SL last year, I found it so successful and my kids were so engaged that afterward, no other activity seemed to compare. I wanted to continue to provide rich and compelling Comprehensible Input. However, there were a handful of things I taught previous to my SL experience that I enjoyed teaching and that the kids enjoyed as well, like Señor Wooly songs. I didn’t want to cut them out, so when I was looking for a little variety last year, I decided to try and Introduce songs with SL. The result is what you see. I think it turned out to be a good intro to the song and since then, I have introduced many more songs via SL; la araña pequeñita, bebé tiburón, ¿Quién tomó la galleta del frasco?, el barco chiquitito to name a few.
- Put the song in story format. Add details to provide more context.
- Relay the story Story Listening style.
- Do a read aloud of the adapted story (for literate Ss).
- Listen to the song or watch the video. For videos, you can pause and PQA, Movie Talk style.