Inventing a Christmas song

TEACHER'S NOTES

Introduction

Inventing a Christmas song has been designed for students of

Music in the First Year of Compulsory Secondary Education

in Majorca, Balearic Islands,

with English as their third language.

Task

This WebQuest is based on a group performance, which is not easy at this level, since they are not used to it.

Therefore, the teacher should focus on:

If the students should have the opportunity of performing at their High School Christmas concert,

planning this WebQuest for the first term is recommended.

Process

The following timetable is suggested:

Session

Activities

Contents

1st

Act .1. Work in groups in the same classroom. If possible, rehearse in different places.

Musical: vocal intonation and instrumental interpretation.

Linguistic: building new linguistic structures in English.

2nd

Perform Act. 1.

Act. 2. Work in groups in the same classroom inventing the lyrics. After that, rehearse in groups in different places.

Musical: doing a canon, musical accuracy.

Linguistic: building new linguistic structures in English.

3rd

Perform Act. 2.

Act. 3. Work in groups in the same classroom inventing the lyrics. After that, rehearse in groups in different places.

Musical: vocal intonation.

Linguistic: building new linguistic structures in English.

4th

Perform Act. 3.

Act. 4. Work in groups in the same classroom inventing the lyrics. After that, rehearse in groups in different places.

Musical: musical rehearsal.

Linguistic: accuracy of the pronunciation and grammar.

5th

Perform Act. 4

Musical: unplugged performance.

Linguistic: oral skills.

Index