Karaoke in the Classroom
One of my favorite strategies for building fluency is using karaoke in the classroom! Youtube offers all the karaoke songs you could want for FREE!
When students participate in karaoke they are practicing reading from left to right, seeing sight words in addition to higher level vocabulary, and improving their rate. All while having a blast.
Post a song a day for students to practice singing along to. Some great songs to start with are Disney tunes, Katy Perry songs or Bruno Mars. Be sure to screen the songs first for appropriateness.
Take it a step further and print the lyrics to the selected song out for the students. Have them dive into the text and analyze for meaning and author's craft.
Here is a list of great songs to use with kids!
I just Can't Wait to Be King (Lion King)
The Bare Necessities (Jungle Book)
Roar (Katy Perry)
Happy (Pharrell Williams)
Let It Go (Frozen)