How to Use Songs in the Classroom by Dr. Timothy Rasinski

Here are some suggestions for classroom use:

  1. Teachers, familiarize yourself with the video.
  2. To get the most out of your class, download the powerpoint and use the mp3 recording. I am trying to add captions to the videos, but it is a labor intensive project. The powerpoint, used in conjunction with the mp3, is an excellent fluency activity. (Kindergarten is optional, but seeing the words they’re singing is like watching TV with captions–it all helps)
  3. Remember, songs are easy to memorize. Once they’ve done the song for five days, the benefits of the fluency activity are negligible.
  4. Any problems, please email me <>
  5. Below are a few suggestion for grade level songs. [Thank you for all the teacher input.]

A-Hunting We Will Go
Aiken Drum
All Around the Kitchen
All the Pretty Little Horses
Eency Weency Spider
Farmer in the Dell
Hush Little Baby
I’ve Been Working on the Railroad
Is Everybody Happy?
Mr. Rabbit
Old MacDonald
One Potato, Two Potato
Paw Paw Patch
She’ll Be Coming Around the Mountain
There Ain’t No Bugs on Me
What Shall We Do When We All Go Out?

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