Using Intentional Messages and Songs/Chants

Session 3

2. Getting Started

This section contains greetings, a pause for participants to share their thoughts and questions, and the song “Bananas, Coconuts, and Grapes.”

2.1 |  Greetings and Wonderings and Wishes (00:41)

2.2 | Song: Bananas, Coconuts, and Grapes / Platanos, Cocos, y Uvas (5:49)

3. Reflection on experiences with anchor texts/experiences and vocabulary development

This section consists of a brief review of anchor texts/experiences and an activity in which participants reflect on and share their experiences with anchor texts/experiences and vocabulary development in their learning setting. Included in this section are the activity introduction and a breakout segment with participants. The activity is followed by a review of key points highlighted during the activity.

3.1 | Review of anchor texts/experiences (1:10)

3.2 | Activity introduction (00:24)

3.5 | Review key strategies for anchor texts/experiences and vocabulary (3:24)

4. Area of focus with POLL: intentional messages

This section focuses on intentional messages and how they are created and used to enhance vocabulary development. It includes a demonstration of intentional messages in practice. 

4.1 | What is an Intentional Message? (10:46)

How intentional messages are created and used to enhance vocabulary development.

4.2.1 | Intentional Messages for Toddler (00:33)

4.2.2 | Intentional Messages for Preschool (1:05)

4.2.3 | Commentary (3:17)

5. Hands-on work with intentional messages

This section consists of an activity in which participants practice using key vocabulary to create intentional messages. Included in this section are the activity introduction, participant sharing and a share back with the facilitator. The activity is followed by a review of key points highlighted during the activity. 

Using key vocabulary to create intentional messages

5.1 | Activity Introduction (2:54)

5.4 | Review key points in developing intentional messages (2:31)

6. Area of focus with POLL: songs and chants

This section focuses on using songs and chants along with visual cues and gestures to enhance vocabulary development. It includes a demonstration of songs and chants in practice. 

6.1 | Using Songs/Chants (14:43)

Using songs and chants along with visual cues and gestures to enhance vocabulary development

1. Demonstration Videos

6.2.1 | Songs & Chants for Infants (00:51)

6.2.2 | Songs & Chants for Preschool (00:55)

6.2.3 | Commentary (3:55)

7. Hands-on work with songs and chants

This section consists of an activity in which participants practice creating songs and chants with embedded key vocabulary along with gestures and visual cues. Included in this section are the activity introduction, a breakout segment with participants, and a share back of examples of songs and chants. The activity is followed by a review of key points highlighted during the activity and next steps for participants as they implement their learning around intentional messages and songs/chants in the field. 

Implement your learning around intentional messages and songs/chants in the field.

7.1 | Activity Introduction (00:12)

7.3 | Share back (6:14)

7.4 | Review key points in creating songs and chants (2:39)

7.5 | Supporting concepts in home language (2:15)

7.6 | Next Steps (2:04)

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