Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Good songs for the classroom

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    577

    Default Good songs for the classroom

    One of my JTEs has asked me to play a song to my oral communication class for their last lesson.

    I'm thinking of Be Our Guest from Disney's Beauty and the Beast because it's been in every karaoke place I've been to in Japan.

    Anybody got any other suggestions, or ideas for how to make a 50-minute lesson out of 'playing a song'?

  2. #2
    OPPORTUNITYISNOWHERE mteacher80's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    I now have a two car garage
    Posts
    6,819

    Default Re: Good songs for the classroom

    Meat Loaf --Bat out of Hell --

    The sirens are screaming and the fires are howling
    Way down in the valley tonight
    There's a man in the shadows with a gun in his eye
    And a blade shining oh so bright
    There's evil in the air and there's thunder in the sky
    And a killer's on the bloodshot streets
    Oh and down in the tunnel where the deadly are rising
    Oh I swear I saw a young boy
    Down in the gutter
    He was starting to foam in the heat

    Oh Baby, you're the only thing in this whole world
    That's pure and good and right
    And wherever you are and wherever you go
    There's always gonna be some light
    But I gotta get out
    I gotta break it out now
    Before the final crack of dawn
    So we gotta make the most of our one night together
    When it's over you know
    We'll both be so alone

    Like a bat out of hell
    I'll be gone when the morning comes
    When the night is over
    Like a bat out of hell I'll be gone gone gone
    Like a bat out of hell I'll be gone when the morning comes
    But when the day is done
    And the sun goes down
    And moonlight's shining through
    Then like a sinner before the gates of heaven
    I'll come crawling on back to you

    I'm gonna hit the highway like a battering ram
    On a silver black phantom bike
    When the metal is hot and the engine is hungry
    And we're all about to see the light
    Nothing ever grows in this rotting old hole
    Everything is stunted and lost
    And nothing really rocks
    And nothing really rolls
    And nothing's ever worth the cost

    And I know that I'm damned if I never get out
    And maybe I'm damned if I do
    But with every other beat I got left in my heart
    You know I'd rather be damned with you
    Well, If I gotta be damned you know I wanna be damned
    Dancing through the night with you
    If I gotta be damned you know I wanna be damned
    Gotta be damned you know I wanna be damned
    Gotta be damned you know I wanna be damned
    Dancing through the night
    Dancing through the night
    Dancing through the night with you

    Oh Baby, you're the only thing in this whole world
    That's pure and good and right
    And wherever you are and wherever you go
    There's always gonna be some light
    But I gotta get out
    I gotta break it out now
    Before the final crack of dawn
    So we gotta make the most of our one night together
    When it's over you know
    We'll both be so alone

    Like a bat out of hell
    I'll be gone when the morning comes
    When the night is over
    Like a bat out of hell I'll be gone gone gone
    Like a bat out of hell I'll be gone when the morning comes
    But when the day is done
    And the sun goes down
    And moonlight's shining through
    Then like a sinner before the gates of heaven
    I'll come crawling on back to you
    Then like a sinner before the gates of heaven
    I'll come crawling on back to you

    I can see myself tearing up the road
    Faster than any other boy has ever gone
    And my skin is raw but my soul is ripe
    And no one's gonna stop me now
    I gotta make my escape
    But I can't stop thinking of you
    And I never see the sudden curve until it's way too late
    And I never see the sudden curve till it's way too late

    Then I'm dying at the bottom of a pit in the blazing sun
    Torn and twisted at the foot of a burning' bike
    And I think somebody somewhere must be tolling a bell
    And the last thing I see is my heart
    Still beating
    Oh breaking out of my body
    And flying away
    Like a bat out of hell
    Then I'm dying at the bottom of a pit in the blazing sun
    Torn and twisted at the foot of a burning bike
    And I think somebody somewhere must be tolling a bell
    And the last thing I see is my heart
    Still beating
    Still beating
    Oh breaking out of my body and flying away
    Like a bat out of hell
    Like a bat out of hell
    Like a bat out of hell
    Like a bat out of hell
    Like a bat out of hell
    ☆★REAL EYES REALIZE REAL LIES★☆

  3. #3

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Taurus View Post
    Anybody got any other suggestions, or ideas for how to make a 50-minute lesson out of 'playing a song'?
    50 minutes goes surprisingly fast with song lessons. I've done filling in the blanks, choosing the correct word (like road/load), and giving them strips so they can put the lines in order. They need to hear the song a few times.

    I used "We didn't start the fire" once. The kids had a worksheet about the historical events in the song that they filled out after they listened to it.

  4. #4
    Smashes through the wa Miss_igirisu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Mie
    Posts
    7,017

    Default Re: Good songs for the classroom

    You didn't say the level, but I did* a gap fill to "Hello Goodbye" by The Beatles and that went down really well. The students were really into the song.

    *Edit
    With JHS 1nensei
    Quote Originally Posted by tenderRondo View Post
    they said your uk blood has extremely high levels of tea and crumpets in it.
    http://osharejunks.blogspot.com/

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    577

    Default Re: Good songs for the classroom

    This is my 3rd year SHS oral communication class. I would guess their English ability is probably somewhere around 3rd year JHS level or 1st year SHS.

    I think I might actually show them various songs from Beauty and the Beast, since I have it on DVD...

  6. #6
    Smashes through the wa Miss_igirisu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Mie
    Posts
    7,017

    Default Re: Good songs for the classroom

    I once did a good lesson on modern English (how r u, tnx, and other "text english") using "Sk8r Boi". It was quite a good class
    Quote Originally Posted by tenderRondo View Post
    they said your uk blood has extremely high levels of tea and crumpets in it.
    http://osharejunks.blogspot.com/

  7. #7

    Default Re: Good songs for the classroom

    "Be Our Guest" is extremely difficult, with the French accents and complicated rhyming.

    I would go with simple slowish songs with fairly uncomplicated lyrics.

    Like slow Backstreet Boys songs
    Quote Originally Posted by mothy View Post
    I will not miss the Keihin Tohoku when I jump in front of it.

  8. #8

    Default Re: Good songs for the classroom

    I'd say that Fireflies by Owl City is a good song for what you're doing.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •