This lesson provides a fun activity to help students practice their pronunciation of ‘th’ and ‘sh’, two sounds that can be very difficult for beginning English speakers, if these sounds are not in their native language. The rhyme helps students to become familiar with the rhythm of English and provides a fun and simple activity that can be used to keep a young, energetic class focussed.
The lesson also introduces some vocabulary for talking about elephants, so is a good primer for the activities described in Elmer and Build an Elephant. Click the thumbnails to download each component, and don’t forget to leave me a comment if you like them!
If you are wondering, the elephant photos were taken by me when I visited the Elephant Nature Park rescue and rehabilitation center in northern Thailand. It was an unforgettable experience that I wanted to share and remember on dull rainy days in my classroom. 🙂