This past year, Troy and Devon from Super Simple Learning had the pleasure of creating 40 original songs for the new Oxford University Press primary series, Everybody Up. It was a great opportunity to work with some amazing people. Patrick Jackson, author of one of our favorite series for young learners, Potato Pals, is one of the co-authors of this series that encourages children to use language in a natural and meaningful way by connecting English to their everyday lives. Everybody Up also includes songs by Grammy Award winner Julie Gold, Grammy nominee Red Grammer, and NY-based singer-songwriter Julie Weiss.
One of the reasons it was so exciting to participate in this series was the commitment to using songs as teaching tools. This series includes over 100 songs from the Starter Level to Level 6. Songs are a big part of every level.
Here’s one of the songs Troy and Devon made for the Everybody Up Starter Level, “How Many?“:
Want to hear a few more songs from the series? Check out the Everybody Up Global Sing-along, where you can download five free songs (including “How Many?”), lyrics sheets, a certificate of participation, and ten terrific tips for teaching with songs written by Devon.
If you are looking for songs from the Super Simple Learning team, start with the Everybody Up Starter Level book w/CD. It includes 25 simple songs by Troy and Devon covering topics like counting, classroom vocabulary, colors, manners, food, animals, action verbs, and more. It also includes a great new alphabet song and the Everybody Up theme song from Julie Gold. It’s a wonderful coursebook for young learners, and a really fun CD if all you are looking for is songs.
Check it out and let us know what you think!