Name That Tune:
Of course the kids don’t really know the Beatles music very well, but some of the song titles are so obvious in the lyrics like “She loves you yah yah yah” or “You say goodbye and I say hello.” I wrote the titles of maybe 20 Beatles songs on the white board, then played the songs for them and they tried to guess the title. Music is such a powerful teacher and if you get students turned on to any English artist, the learning is priceless. (Note: When we did a summer camp in Canada one year Avril Lavigne’s “Happy Ending” was just released as was Maroon 5’s “She will be loved” album. You know the one right? Well, the kids, aged 11-13, fell in love with the music, bought the CD’s and memorized every song in three weeks!