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Grade 10-12, Adult
Subject Arts Education, Music
Resource type Handbook/Resource guide
Duration 30-60 minutes

About This Resource

Two resources that can be used for the Music classroom that includes ELL Students. Resource 1 is a journal article from Kristen Lems entitled "Using Music in the Adult ESL Classroom" This article outlines ELL friendly activities that incorporate music to further understanding of sentence structure and grammar. Resource 2 is a video of a live performance of Hamilton: An American Musical. This video can be used in conjunction with a unit on musical genre, or musical theatre. Storyline of the show is presented in a slow, understandable delivery benefitting ELL students. Storyline is altered to present narrative of American History through immigrants, and people of colour, providing relevance to immigrant students in the classroom.
ELL Supports for the Music Classroom