After we completed the chain, Sarah decided that making a video of the linking verbs song with her linking chain was the best way for her to learn it. She really enjoys making videos (as do most kids these days). We've used making videos and coming up with hand motions or word associations to learn various pieces of the memory work helpful. I find that the more input she has on the process of how to go about memorizing the information, the easier it is for her to memorize it.
So today I introduced all the linking verbs via the "ants go marching in" song. She sang it several times and then we began making the video. Each time she would do a "take" and immediately want to watch herself on my iphone. Then there might be something like a pause, missed word or other little error or thing she didn't like....so we'd remake it. We did that over and over again. By the time she made a video she liked and wanted to "keep" -she had the whole song memorized for the most part. Sneaky fun to get her to memorize the memory work - all you need is a cell phone!