Laura Sexton and Sharon Birch recently shared new music on their blogs and one song really grabbed my attention: Tan Bien by Lit Killah (what a name...) and Agus Padilla.
I love the song and I think students will too!
Stories always make the song much more meaningful and comprehensible. I created thie story below (or click here for a better view) for my Intermediate students, but I have run out of steam (due to working a pretty big other project) to create any other activities (like here). But if anyone wants to collaborate and/or help out, let me know... or go ahead and take it and adapt it (obviously don't sell it -- yup, I have to say that!).
Some things I would add (and might end up doing in the future):
- a Kahoot Jumble
- a Quizizz with comprehension questions
- a basic cloze activity for the song
- a cloze Quizlet Live (or Gimkit) with important vocabulario
- a running dictation summary activity
The story includes biographical information about the two singers - who are 18 and 17 -- so young that they don't even have Wikipedia pages yet!
I also took screen shots out of order to create the story. And, of course, I included structures and vocabulary directly from the song. So after spending some time with the story, they will better understand the song.
Important note: If you use the story, WAIT to show them the video! Play the song as they enter or the week before, but don't show them the video - it will take away some engagement and joy!