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selected 5 different songs for young learners based on the theme “World of Knowledge” the pupils in the ESL classroom will eventually learn about new things around them and acquire new knowledge The first song selected is “What Can I Do?” (Youtube.com). teach pupils solely about verbs. For instance, in this song, there are lines such as “Jump, jump, jump, I can jump” and “Swim, swim, swim, I can swim”. this song has good culture context and content. This is because it creates a suitable context for learning where this needs to be natural, real and make sense to the child. The song is also appropriate for Year One pupils’ proficiency level; appropriate to children’s proficiency level and the text is comprehensible and direct.

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The second song selected was “Opposite Song” (Youtube.com). teach pupils on antonyms as the word “opposite” defines having a meaning opposing the original. For example, the lines “The opposite for boy is … girl” and “The opposite for hot is … cold”. content of the song is good once again because we will need to think about the status of the vocabulary in our lessons and provide a variety of opportunities for recognising, practising and using the songs and poems. will increase pupils’ interest. They need to have the motivation, develop imagination, stimulate curiosity, draw on personal experience, encourage participation and create a desire to continue learning. the resources for teaching this song are also easy to find. Teacher can select their own collection of literature materials (pictures, flashcards, realia). third song selected was “Colour Song”. This song will teach pupils about the different colours around them and colours they could get by mixing two colours. For instance, the lines “You are yellow, you know it's true”, “You say that I'm crazy but I am blue” and “We could both turn green”. The content of the song is that the meaning is clear. The song teaches about many types of colours. enhance pupils’ interest because they will be curious to know how many colours are they and what colours they could get from mixing two. The song gives teachers the freedom the select various kinds of resources. Teaching about colours, many resources can be used. fourth song chosen was “Days of the Week”. This song teaches pupils about the seven days in one week. For example, the lines “Monday, Tuesday” and “I love the days of the week”. The content is direct as we need to encourage children to notice the form; clearly that it is teaching about the days of the week and nothing else. The song is suitable to the age and proficiency level of the targeted pupils; Year One. children will understand literature in simple words

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The concept of multiple intelligence can be applied much when teaching songs. and turn yourself around.pdf http://www. . making things.html . bodily-kinesthetic can be used in the song “Hokey Pokey” when the pupils move their hands and legs. the lines “Put your right leg in. All the songs chosen had good repetition of words/ phrases.pdf http://www. so you can still add your points. Reference http://www. that’s what it’s all about!”. touching. repetitions. suitable vocabulary/ grammar intended for the lesson. For example. The song will need to make pupils know what they learnt at the end of the lesson. This song lightly teaches pupils on parts of the body (hands.com/doc/46151323/English-Kssr-Overview http://www. (2006). The Main Pedagogical Principles Underlying The Teaching Of Languages To Very Young Learners.tecweb.scribd. the songs also have good sense of exploitability.com/doc/45778973/Overview-of-the-KSSR-and-KSSR-English-Yr-1 • Peter Edelenbos.org/Download/LEiA_Vol2_Iss1_2011/LEiA_V2_I1_11_Neil_Millingto n_Using_Songs_Effectively_to_Teach_English_to_Young_Learners. p/s: I lack in Exploitability and Educational Emphasis parts. The song has simple sentence structures. gain Interpersonal skills.camtesol.scribd.eu/languages/documents/doc427_en. put your right leg out” and “Do the Hokey Pokey. Most of the songs selected make pupils develop their linguistic skills by using words effectively. and whole self) by actions. legs. and also makes them move at the same time.europa. it is fun and the content is suitable and appropriate to the pupils’ age and proficiency level.org/styles/gardner. Retrieved at http://ec. can be seen when the pupils learn the song “What Can I Do?” - These students learn through interaction. They like movement.- - final song chosen was “Hokey Pokey”.