duong thi van anh

Teaching song

    Children who love so much storytelling, song, rhyme, can spend one or two hours concentrating on them. Kid’s song is one of the best methods to teach children because it helps teacher and student to get closer. Besides, clear, brief, meaningful music and rhymes of the song are excellent for enlarging the vocabulary background and developing student’s listening, speaking skills. I’m very funny when I learn how to sing kid’s song. But I realize that there are some similar and different points between group 1 and group 2.

       For me, group 1 has method that is like group 2’s. They provide some new words such as in lesson my school namely table, bag, pencil, window, floor, in the lesson weather song including sunny, cloudy, rainy, windy, and so on. In Linse’s opinion, teacher should emphasize both direct and indirect teaching. All of the group use principle direct teaching, means providing clear definitions and examples of word meaning. They explain vocabulary to student, and ask them what this is. Pupils answer easily the questions “ It’s a pencil”, “ It’s a table” , “ It’s a pen”, so on. Or in group 2, they give some images of sun, cloud, rain, wind. I think teaching for English student in our class is different from teaching kids in primary school. In real situation, it’s difficult for me to teach kids. They don’t know new words. When we question them about vocabulary, they can answer in Vietnamese language. After learning new words, students listen to music and fill the gaps in the song. This thing help them to improve listening skill. Then 2 group introduce the song at the end of their lesson.

     In spite of their similarities, there are some different things. First, group 1 is more natural, friendly than group 2. they sing enthusiastically the song with actions such as sit down, move hands down, stand up, move hands up, put hands on shoulder. These objects including table, ceiling, door, window, pen, pencil, bag, chair are very familiar with students. That reason why they teach easily for children. Secondly, school song is different from weather song in regard to step 3 in  presenting songs. After making sure students understand the words, group 1 sing the song one line at a time and have students  repeat the words. However, group 2 introduce the song one part at a time. We don’t worry about some good students, but if they are bad, it is difficult to understand this song.

   We should use book “ Tieng Anh 3” to teach students. My group will teach the song “ How are you?”  by the end of the lesson, students will know how to greet and develop listening reading and writing skill. About the vocabulary, we provide new words such as how, thank, thanks, fine, and. In lesson, we ask students to identify the characters in the picture on the page 18 and what they are saying

Mr Loc: Hi, Tony. How are you?

Tony: Hello, Mr Loc. I’m fine, thank you. And you?

Mr Loc: I’m fine, thanks.

Explain the situation and the use of the titles Mr, Mrs, and Miss. Then, have whole class repeat all the phrases a few times to reinforce their pronunciation. To improve speaking skill, we ask students to act the dialogue.


How + tobe + S?

I’m = I am

I’m + adj

Ex: I’m fine

To practice new words and grammar, we give them some exercises, for example

Ex 1: Reorder the letters                                

  1. nefi
  2.  oegybod
  3. kahnst
  4. ohw
  5. andil


Good bye




Ex 2: Match the words in A to the words in B to make sentence


  1. How are
  2. I’m fine
  3. How do you
  4. Bye,


  1. spell your name?
  2. Nam.
  3. You?
  4. Thank you


1 – c

2 – d


3 –a

4 – b

3 –a

4 – b

Ex 3: match sentences

  1. how are you?
  2. how do you spell your name?
  3. good bye
  4. hi
    1. T- O- N- Y
    2. Bye
    3. Hello
    4. I’m fine, thanks.


1 – d

2 – a

3 – b

4 – c

According to Cameron, writing down vocabulary to remember it or reinforce new grammar patterns.


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