The end of the school year is almost here! I don’t know about you but I’m really looking forward to it! This year has been quite challenging for both students and teachers!

Are you looking for  interesting, no-prep activities for your last week of classes?

Why not use song-based lesson plans for a fun school year end?  🙂

1. These are the ones I created this semester, based on top trending songs. They include both language and skills practice. 

2. Márcia Mars Bonfim has created 18 brilliant song-based lesson plans for B2 exam practice! You can find them all here:

https://songactivityfactory.com/2020/06/14/how-to-use-songs-to-teach-english-18-song-based-lesson-plans-for-cambridge-english-first-fce/

3. Cristina Cabal has also shared lots of song worksheets on her blog:

Blog de Cristina  

4. Cool English, which is an amazing site, has created song clips you can use (as sentence dictations or gap-fill tasks) at the start/end of class.

Cool English – Pop song clips

5.  ISLcollective is a website where teachers, myself included, share all kinds of resources. You can find a huge collection of song worksheets here :

https://en.islcollective.com/english-esl-worksheets/search/SONGS

6. On the same page ELT has shared really cool song-based games/puzzles. You can find them here:

https://onthesamepageelt.wordpress.com/category/songs/page/1/

7. Neal Hocking has created a fantastic lesson plan based on “Sunscreen”.

Song Lesson: Baz Luhrmann – ‘Everybody’s Free’ (To Wear Sunscreen)

I’ve also created 13 mini audio tracks in case you want to approach the song verse by verse, as it’s  about 7 minutes long! Here is the link to the audio files:

Sunscreen-13 mp3 files

8. Keep it simple has made an excellent Beatles treasure hunt which my students loved. Click here:

https://kisactivities.com/2020/03/27/the-beatles-treasure-hunt/

9. Last but not least, check out  liveworksheets. Just choose the song worksheet you like, copy the link and share it with your students. No downloads, no  hustle.

https://www.liveworksheets.com/search.asp?content=song

A big shout out goes out to all of you Tefl-ers around the world who share your materials!