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Language Songs

Overview

Rhyming, alliteration, and other sound devices reinforce language development by activating the mental processes that promote memory. By singing or playing games with language, students actively practice Morphological Knowledge and Vocabulary skills through exploration and play.

Use It in the Classroom

Watch students perform a song about enzymes that they wrote. The multiple steps of writing, practicing, and performing a song can reinforce new content and Vocabulary.

  • Engaging with language through songs develops students' awareness of how words sound and supports their Phonological Processing and Working Memory for these words. Songs that use new Vocabulary support moving those words from Short-term Memory to Long-term Memory.
  • Design It into Your Product

  • Students can also create their own language songs and games. Digital features such as simple coding, recording, and playback can capture these songs and games for sharing and playing with others.