From TPRS in a Year! –
Skill #20: Chants
The repetition of chants can burn new language into the kids’ minds better than practically anything else! If you can just get the words into the kids’ bodies via a good gut-based chant, it will, via the repetition, work wonders for retention. In my view, chants are better than songs because they are shorter and more visceral.
How do you know what to chant? You probably want to chant high frequency words, to reinforce them. If the word a quitté (left, went away) – a very high frequency word – comes up in a story or during a reading session, stop everything for a few moments to reinforce it. Do anything that pops into your mind.