Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Song Review - 5 W's
The 5 W's are useful for both teaching and reviewing songs during singing time. These cards have magnets on the back so that I can post them on the chalkboard. They are most helpful as a teaching aid if the song is narrative in nature. The verses for "Follow the Prophet" (CS-110) are an example of this narrative style, so I can use these cards as a review this month. I'll just post a card one at a time and challenge the children to listen carefully to discover "who" or "what" the verse talks about. I can sing the whole song or just a verse or phrase. It will also work to use just one card each week for a couple of weeks, singing the song through once for review.
This activity could be a little more random if I put the cards in a sack and draw them out one at a time. I can also put them on a cube or a spinner. Just remember that totally random doesn't always work. If there is only one answer for "who" and you keep rolling "who" on a cube, you'll be stuck singing one phrase again and again.