Here we’ve got a short story song about a slug. Do a listening activity before revealing the words. Play it and have students write down the words. There are only 4 lines.
You can do a sorting dictation. Tell students to draw 3 columns on a piece of paper: NOUNS, VERBS, and ARTICLES. Dictate twelve words and have students to write them down: four words in each column (some English verbs actually consist of two words).
Here they are in alphabetical order: a, a, fell down, flashed, got smashed, lightning, roared, slug, the, the, thunder, tree.
Ask students to sort the words into a 4-line poem.
Set students into pairs or groups. Give them time to create their own songs and sing them to the karaoke version of the song.
Key (the text):
A thunder roared,
A lightning flashed,
A tree fell down,
A slug got smashed.