Jack Hartmann's Hip-Hop to the Alphabet

by Margo
(San Juan, Puerto Rico)

I teach English in Puerto Rico to K-2 Spanish speakers.

They beg for songs #3, 9 and 10 off this CD.

3 is the traditional alphabet song to a hip hop rhythm.

9 is letter sounds (I made my own classroom alphabet using pictures of the words he uses in the song).

10 is a vowel song that sings about the two sounds each vowel makes. I also made a chart with the pictures.

I incorporate whatever part of whichever song is relevant during our readings and even during oral communication.

It's fantastic!

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Jan 20, 2008
When I was studying SLA
by: Sharon

My professor was Dr. José Sellas. I graduated from the Interamerican in San German. One of the best times we had with him was when he showed us how to include music in the classroom. My training is for grades 4-6, but I find myself giving grades 1 and 2. I have fallen in love withis age group and let me tell you, they love music in the classroom. I sometimes have them sing about halfway through a tedious assignment and they feel so much better. So yes, I think that music has a place in ESL. This site is great, I stumbled upon it today and I am enchanted.

Sep 26, 2007
I'm going to get this one!
by: Mrs. Mikesell

I don't have this CD yet, but now I want it. :)

Thanks for the review!

Mrs. Mikesell :)

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