Publié : 28 octobre
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The Git-Up

How it all started ...

It all started last July when I saw a 14-second video showing a father and his daughter dancing next to their swimming pool. I found the two of them awesome !
It did not take me long to find out the song they were dancing to in the video : The Git-Up, by Blanco Brown. I started paying attention to the lyrics and quickly realized that I could use the song and teach my ESL students (8th grade) a few things.
Finally, I thought the song would be a good way to create cohesion and unity at the beginning of the school year. The song also allows students to be active in the classroom !!

#thegitupchallenge

Un grand merci aux parents et aux élèves pour l’autorisation de publication !

What you can teach with The Git-Up

The Git-Up is a great song to learn / revise :

  • action verbs with imperative forms,
  • body parts,
  • directions,
  • feelings.

If you use extracts from interviews, you can also teach these two grammatical structures :

  • want to + V
  • want sb to + V.

Finally, students can give their opinions about the song.

Here is how the lesson was presented to the students :

The Git-Up (student)

Don’t Miss Blanco Brown’s Videos !!



Who’s next ?

So, who’s in for a Christmas version ? :)