Great Ideas: Nursery Rhymes Revisited

Nursery rhymes

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From the TCT archives: what older students can learn from nursery rhymes

An easy way for students to understand the importance of tone in a spoken work is to use a nursery rhyme as the medium. Students memorize a rhyme and say it as seriously as they can, paying attention to the words.

As most nursery rhymes tend to be sad, though rarely spoken accordingly, students find this an enjoyable and challenging experience as they learn how the message of a work can be affected not only by what is said but by how it is said.

~ Submitted by Karen Kamla  (at time of original publication, Havre Central Jr. High, Havre, Montana)

This great idea was originally published in our April 2010 issue.

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