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For Teachers

Welcome to Tiny Tutti for Teachers

Tiny Tutti for Teachers allows early childhood second language educators to optimize the use of music in their classrooms to help students retain and recall new vocabulary. Customize your own short melodies in accordance with your unit lexicon. Think of it as a jingle: Attach a short melody to a word, and increase your chances of remembering it. Based on research, educational and musical experience, Tiny Tutti for Teachers is meant to help early childhood teachers of a second language use music to its fullest potential in a fun manner that students will enjoy.

How?

Tiny Tutti Melody Bank

Follow these simple steps and use melodies to help your students learn!

1. Analyze your vocabulary list. Look at one word at a time.

2. How many syllables does your word have? Which of the syllables is stressed/accented? 

3. Based on the word's number of syllables and stress, choose a melody from the melody bank below.

4. Insert your word into the appropriate melody of your choice. 

5. Sing your vocabulary to your students.

6. Add a visual referent to make an even stronger connection.

7. Repetition is important. Sing the word several times and have your students sing it with you. 

8. Circle back to the melody in your next lessons. 

1 Syllable Words

Examples:

אח, דוד, קר, חם, סתיו, תות, מיץ, דג, שש

(Yes)

2 Syllable Words - Stress on the 1st Syllable  

Examples:

אמא, אבא, סבא, סבתא, דודה, שמש, גשם, שלג, חורף, קיץ, אוכל, גזר, לחם, מים, פיצה, פסטה, כובע, כלב, שתיים, שבע, תשע, עשר

(Mother)

2 Syllable Words - Stress on the 2nd Syllable

Examples:

אחות, אביב, צבעים, אדום, כחול, צהוב, ירוק, ורוד, שחור, לבן, סגול, בלון, אגס, חלב, לימון, תפוז, מרק, עוגה, עיגול, מלבן, חולצה, שמלה, צעיף, מעיל, שמחה, עצוב, אוהב, כועס, נרגש, עייף, רעב, שלום, חתול, אריה, אחת, שלוש, חמש

(Balloon)

3 Syllable Words - Stress on the 1st Syllable

Examples:

קניידלך, שתיים-עשרה, שלוש-עשרה, שש-עשרה, שבע-עשרה, תשע-עשרה

(Ursula)

3 Syllable Words - Stress on the 2nd Syllable

Examples:

פלאפל, תפוח, בננה, ריבוע, גרביים, שמח, אוהבת, כועסת, נרגשת, ג'ירפה

(Banana)

3 Syllable Words - Stress on the 3rd Syllable

Examples:

מעונן, עננים, משפחה, עגבניה, עוגיות, משולש, חצאית, מטריה, רגשות, עצובה, עייפה, רעבה

(Afternoon)

4 Syllable Words - Stress on the 1st Syllable

Examples:

(Middlebury)

4 Syllable Words - Stress on the 2nd Syllable

Examples:

אחת-עשרה, ארבע-עשרה, חמש-עשרה, שמונה-עשרה

(Community) 

4 Syllable Words - Stress on the 3rd Syllable

Examples:

אבטיח, מכנסיים, נעליים, מגפיים

(Cinderella)

4 Syllable Words - Stress on the 4th Syllable

Examples:

מלפפון, להתראות, היפופוטם

(Evangeline)

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Below you will find a bank of melodies grouped based on the number of syllables and placement of stress of words. The examples listed are taken from the Hebrew as a second language early childhood education classroom. The melodies could be applied to other languages as well. 

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