Third Grade

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.]

900 Miles
Acres of Clams
America the Beautiful
Down on Penny’s Farm
Erie Canal
Fish of the Sea
Golden Vanity
Goober Peas
Midnight Special
Molly Malone
Polly Wolly Doodle
Sailing, Sailing
Ship that Never Returned
Water is Wide
Yankee Doodle
Yellow Rose of Texas

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