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Which nursery rhymes work best for your classes?

 
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bradwelljackson



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:26 am    Post subject: Which nursery rhymes work best for your classes? Reply with quote

I'm going to be teaching a "fun" English class, and I need some ideas for nursery rhymes that work well. You know, get the kids up and excited. The country is China. Please share with me any nursery rhymes you have used that really got the kids happy and active.
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Sally Olsen



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you can get the large picture books that helps to show them the nursery rhyme until they learn it by heart and then you can act them out. I think any of them work well because they were made for kids.
I also like Shel Siverstein's books and of course, anything by Dr. Suess. There are chant books for kids too - Jazz Chants, Mother Goose Chants and Fairy Tale Chants by Carolyn Graham. Lots of fun.
I love to do the Three Bears.
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Brie M.



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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 6:40 pm    Post subject: Nursery rhymes Reply with quote

I love using nursery rhymes in my class. Last summer I taught a 'fun' English summer program with beginner-advanced students and I used The Three Little Pigs. The students had a lot of fun and I was able to incorporate various subjects with one piece of literature. We worked on synonyms and antonyms, wrote letters to the big bad wolf, and even built different size houses. The students also enjoyed acting like a little pig or the big bad wolf. Then I read The True Story of the Three Little Pigs and we compared the stories.
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