Lesson of the Week: Guess the Plot to Movie Music

Guess the Plot to Movie Music by Elizabeth Beavers (South Korea ETA)

Most ESL teachers will agree: incorporating music into a lesson often proves to be one of the most effective ways to pique students’ interest and encourage them to actively participate in class. If you’re looking for fresh ideas on how to use music in your classroom, our newest Lesson of the Week, “Guess the Plot to Movie Music” by former music teacher and current South Korea ETA Elizabeth Beavers may be just for you! After discussing musical preferences and different elements of music, students participate in drawing and writing activities to express how the music makes them feel and what kind of story a song may be attempting to convey. You can check out Elizabeth’s lesson plan and presentation file here.

As always, remember to check back next week for more lesson inspiration from ETAs across the globe!

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