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A-Hunting We Will Go: Teaching Rhyming Through Musical Verse

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Grades K – 2
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Two 40-minute sessions
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Jennifer Prior, Ph.D.

Jennifer Prior, Ph.D.

Flagstaff, Arizona


International Literacy Association


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Rebecca Kyriakides

January 14, 2016

I am using this after talking about hunting and listening to some horn pieces (I teach music). There is an excellent musical tie-in with the Mozart Horn Concerto #2, 3rd Movement Rondo. Online, you can find a lovely listening map featuring horses and foxes. See: Mozart Animation on YouTube.


Elizabeth Luff

March 23, 2014

Thanks for this good information. I teach preschool music and dance and use a similar strategy. Singing is so valuable for developing rhythm, improving diction, encouraging word play and expressing yourself. One of my students' favorites is performed to the tune of Frere Jacques: Snails, and bears and snakes and groundhogs, Hibernate, Hibernate, Sleeping through the winter, sleeping through the winter, Til the spring, Til the spring.



February 19, 2012

I love this lesson! Thanks for sharing. I am taking an online PBS teacher course right now and this site was referred to by another educator. I can't believe I've not known about this. I will definately be sharing with our staff and district!
In the lesson itself, the song is listed with one incorrect spelling of a word. In the last line it should read
And then we'll let it go. Instead, you have written and then "will" let it go.
Just thought you might want to know.



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