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The Vowel Song

That’s How You Make a Sentence                                (Subject/Predicate)

Synonyms

Parts of Speech

The Noun Song

The Verb Song

Prepositions

Prefix, Root Word, Suffix

En español

PLAY  "Adjectiva"

The Vowel Song

 

 

Short Vowels: A – E – I – O – U

 

A – E – I – O – U

 

Long Vowels: A – E – I – O – U

 

Short Vowels: A – E – I – O – U

 

Vowels are amazing!

Vowels are fabulous!

Vowels are important!

Vowels are miraculous!

Vowels can be short!

Vowels can be long (hold out and watch conductor).

 

pause

Without vowels we couldn’t sing this song!

Without vowels we couldn’t sing this song!

Without vowels we couldn’t sing this song!

Without vowels we couldn’t sing this song!

Repeat and watch for cue to clap.  Piano cuts out and clapping begins as singing continues.  A few students rally the audience.  Watch for cue for the ending, then…

Short Vowels:      A – E – I – O – U

Conductor:         Say it again!

 

Short Vowels:      A – E – I – O – U

 

Conductor:      One more time long!

Long Vowels:  .    A – E – I – O – U

Conductor:      What are we talking about?

Students:             Vowels!!!!

That’s How You Make a Sentence

 

There’s the subject,

There’s the predicate.

There’s the subject,

There’s the predicate.

There’s the subject,

There’s the predicate.

That’s how you make a sentence.

That’s how you make a sentence.

 

The beautiful flower       grows by the hour.

(That’s the subject)       (That’s the predicate).

 

The beautiful flower grows by the hour.

 

A silly, little monkey      dances with a donkey.

(That’s the subject)        (That’s the predicate)

 

A silly, little monkey dances with a donkey.

 

The subject is what the sentence is about.

 

The predicate is what it’s doing.

 

The subject is what the sentence is about.

 

The predicate is what it’s doing.

 

Chorus:           There’s the subject…

 

A brother of the doctor flew a helicopter.

(That’s the subject)       (That’s the predicate).

 

A brother of the doctor flew a helicopter.

 

The brave super hero    counted back to zero.

(That’s the subject)        (That’s the predicate)

 

The brave super hero counted back to zero.

 

10 – 9 – 8 – 7 – 6 – 5 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 1  (gestures of 0)

 

 

Chorus:           There’s the subject…

Synonyms

 

You’re pretty.

You’re handsome.

You’re beautiful.  

 

That is true.

That is right.

That is correct.

 

It’s old

It’s prehistoric.

It’s ancient.

 

I want to sleep.

I want to snooze.

I want to nap.

 

Synonyms have the same meaning,

They’re words that mean the same thing.

Synonyms have the same meaning,

They’re words that mean the same thing.

 

I made a mistake.

I made a blunder.

I made an error.

 

It’s okay.

It’s fine.

It’s alright.

 

Our home.

Our dwelling.

Our residence.

 

You are my chum.

You are my pal.

You are my friend.

 

Synonyms have the same meaning.

They’re words that mean the same thing.

Synonyms have the same meaning.

They’re words that mean the same thing.

 

The end.

The finish.

The finale. 

Parts of Speech

 

Parts of Speech,

Parts of Speech:

 

Nouns,

Pronouns.

 

Parts of Speech,

Parts of Speech:

 

Verbs,

Adverbs.

 

Parts of Speech,

Parts of Speech,

 

Adjectives, 

Prepositions, 

Conjunctions, 

Interjections.

 

Parts of Speech,  Parts of Speech.

The Noun Song

 

Noun, you are the people.

You are the places.

You are the things in our lives.

Noun, you are treasures to be found.

 

Noun, you are a word,

A kind of word,

A clear idea to be heard when it is spoken.

Noun, you are sound.

 

Mom, Downtown, Revolution,

Families, Beaches, Televisions.

Nouns, nouns, nouns, Say it again, nouns, nouns, nouns.

What are the nouns in the following sentence?

Children perform on the web.

Can you name the nouns in that sentence?  Children, web

 

Noun, you are the people.

You are the places.

You are the things in our lives.

Noun, you are treasures to be found.

 

Noun, you are a word,

A kind of word,

A clear idea to be heard when it is spoken.

Noun, you are sound.

 

Artist, museum, sculpture,

Patrons, galleries, colors.

 

Nouns, nouns, nouns. Sounds so good.

Nouns, nouns, nouns. Can’t get enough of those…

Nouns, nouns, nouns.

The Verb Song

Tour Guide:           The next song, “The Verb Song” features donkey,

Donkey:                 Ee-Aw

Tour Guide:           Frog,

Frog:                      Ribit

Tour Guide:            Basketball,

The basketball makes a “p-p-p” sound and bounces with a smile.

Tour Guide:            And the people.

Everyone:               Yee-Haw!

 

 

CHORUS

Nouns are doing things everywhere.

Verbs are what they do.

They kick, and they jump, they bounce, they care.

A verb is a kind of word too.

Kick, jump, bounce, care,

A verb is a kind of word too.

Kick, jump, bounce, care

A verb is a kind of word too.

 

Conductor:             Donkey, donkey, what does it do?

People:                   The donkey kicks.

Donkey:                  I kick.  It’s true.  People, people, what do I do?

People:                   Donkeys kick, that’s what you do.

CHORUS

Nouns are doing things everywhere.

Verbs are what they do.

They kick, and they jump, they bounce, they care.

A verb is a kind of word too.

Kick, jump, bounce, care,

A verb is a kind of word too.

Kick, jump, bounce, care

A verb is a kind of word too.

Conductor:             Frog, frog, what does it do?

People:                   The frog jumps.

Frog:                       I jump.  It’s true.  People, people, what do I do?

People:                   Frogs jump.  That’s what you do.

CHORUS

Nouns are doing things everywhere.

Verbs are what they do.

They kick, and they jump, they bounce, they care.

A verb is a kind of word too.

Kick, jump, bounce, care,

A verb is a kind of word too.

Kick, jump, bounce, care

A verb is a kind of word too.

Conductor:            Basketball, basketball, what does it do?

People:                  The basketball bounces.

Basketball:             I bounce.  It’s true.  People, people, what do I do?

People:                  Basketballs bounce.  That’s what you do.

CHORUS

Nouns are doing things everywhere.

Verbs are what they do.

They kick, and they jump, they bounce, they care.

A verb is a kind of word too.

Kick, jump, bounce, care,

A verb is a kind of word too.

Kick, jump, bounce, care

A verb is a kind of word too.

Conductor:           People, people, what do we do?

People:                 The people care!  (sustained)

Donkey & Frog:     (spoken) Hey, we care too.

People:  (spoken) The – donkey – cares.  That works.  

                              The – frog – cares.  That works.

(they sing)             Frog and donkey care.  That’s what they do.

Basketball:            Hey, I care too.

People:                  The – basketball – cares.  The Basket… 

They burst into laughter, pointing at the poor basketball. They improvise mocking until they realize that they have hurt the basketball’s feelings, all goes silent.

One Person:           The basketball cares.

(singing)                 We all care.  That’s what we do.

 

Everyone:               We all care.  That’s what we do.

 

 

CHORUS

Nouns are doing things everywhere.

Verbs are what they do.

They kick, and they jump, they bounce, they care.

A verb is a kind of word too.

Kick, jump, bounce, care,

A verb is a kind of word too.

Kick, jump, bounce, care

A verb is a kind of word too.

 

Everyone: Hey!

Prepositions

 

Into the tunnel,

Over the sea, 

Through the door,

Up a tree,

 

Around the corner,

Between my toes,

Under a bridge,

After the shows.

 

Chorus: Prepositions show relationships

Between nouns and other nouns.

Prepositions show positions

Of nouns to other nouns.

 

The ant goes into the tunnel,

A bird flies over the sea,

A woman goes through the door,

Cats run up a tree,

 

A truck comes around the corner.

There’s an itch between my toes,

A ship sails under a bridge

Applause is heard after the shows.

 

Chorus: Prepositions show relationships

Between nouns and other nouns.

Prepositions show positions

Of nouns to other nouns.

Prefix Root Word Suffix

Pre-Pre-Pre-Pre-Prefix

Pre-Pre-Pre-Pre-Prefix

Pre-Pre-Pre-Pre-Prefix                       "re"

Root-Root-Root-Root-Root Word

Root-Root-Root-Root-Root Word

Root-Root-Root-Root-Root Word

                                                          "play"

replay, replay

Root-Root-Root-Root-Root Word

Root-Root-Root-Root-Root Word

Root-Root-Root-Root-Root Word

                                                          "play"

Root-Root-Root-Root-Root Word

Root-Root-Root-Root-Root Word

Root-Root-Root-Root-Root Word

 

                                                          "play"

Suf-Suf-Suf-Suf-Suffix

Suf-Suf-Suf-Suf-Suffix

Suf-Suf-Suf-Suf-Suffix

                                                          "er"

player, player

Root-Root-Root-Root-Root Word

Root-Root-Root-Root-Root Word

Root-Root-Root-Root-Root Word

 

                                                          "play"

Vocabulary,

Can grow with understanding,

Of how a prefix or a suffix

Can be added to change the

Root-Root-Root-Root-Root Word

Root-Root-Root-Root-Root Word

Root-Root-Root-Root-Root 

Root Word.

En español

 

 

En español nosotros

tenemos cinco vocales

A-A-A, E-E-E, I, O, U.

Cuando nosotros ponemos

las vocales con consonantes

se forman silabas, silabas.

m con a es ma como "mama"

m con e es me como "mesa"

m con i es mi como "mio"        y 

m con o es mo como "mono"   y

m con u es mu como "muñeca."

En español nosotros

tenemos cinco vocales

A-A-A, E-E-E, I, O, U.

Cuando nosotros ponemos

las vocales con consonantes

se forman silabas, silabas.

p con a es pa como "papa"

p con e es pe como "pelo"

p con i es pi como "piñata"        y

p con o es po como "pollo"        y

p con u es pu como "pupusa."

En español nosotros

tenemos cinco vocales

A-A-A, E-E-E, I, O, U.

Cuando nosotros ponemos

las vocales con consonantes

se forman silabas, silabas.

ADJECTIVA    a short play about a special girl

 

A bright eyed kid steps forward, eager to tell his story.  

A woman enters holding a baby.  She is singing long vowels.

 

 

MOM:           A - E - I - E - A - A - A

 

ROYAL:        That's my mom and my baby sister.

 

MOM:           O – E – O – E – E – O

ADJECTIVA: O – E – O – E – E – O

Mom gasps with happy surprise.

MOM:            A – U – E - U

ADJECTIVA:  A – U – E - U

Mom stands with Adjectiva in her arms.  

MOM:           Royal, did you hear that? 

                     Your sister can sing!  She's a singer!

ROYAL:        But she didn't start speaking words

                     until three years old and when she did

                     we were all surprised.

Adjectiva walks on.  She is now three years old.  She is holding a giant ball and she is singing vowel sounds.

ROYAL:         Hey there, Sis!

ADJECTIVA:  e (long) , o (long), (short)

She acts like she has something to tell Royal.

ROYAL:         Sorry sis, I'm not getting you.

She repeats the singing.

ADJECTIVA:  (long) e, (long) o, (short) u

ROYAL:        Ball.  That's a ball.

ADJECTIVA: (Singing slowly) E-NOR- MOUS!  E - NOR - MOUS!

ROYAL:         When most kids start talking,

                      they say words like "Ball" or "Baby."  

                      My sister's first word was "enormous.” 

                      That was her first adjective. 

                      Then came many, many more.

 

Adjectiva tosses the ball and starts pointing around the stage as she observes.

ADJECTIVA:   FANCY, BLUE, SILLY, OLD, FAST, TINY

 

ROYAL:        Adjectives.  That's all that came out of her     

                     mouth.  Adjectives from the time she woke   

                     until bedtime. That's why we nicknamed her                       Adjectiva. Mom was worried, so they went

                     to the doctor.

The doctor enters. 

DOCTOR:      It seems your child is perfectly normal.

ADJECTIVA:   NORMAL!

ROYAL:          She grabs the doctor's coat.

ADJECTIVA:   WHITE!

ROYAL:           She points to the stethoscope.

ADJECTIVA:    SHINY!

ROYAL:           Then in school the teachers tried

                        to understand her.

The teacher enters.

TEACHER:       What is this picture? 

 

ROYAL:            The teacher shows the picture.

ADJECTIVA:     TALL!

TEACHER:        Yes Adjectiva.  That's a tall tree.

ADJECTIVA:     TALL!  GREEN!  BEAUTIFUL!

TEACHER:        Yes, yes! 

                         That's a tall, green, beautiful tree. 

                         How about this?

The teacher shows Adjectiva another picture.

ADJECTIVA:      FURRY!  CUTE!  FRIENDLY!

TEACHER:         Yes Adjectiva. 

                          That's a furry, cute, friendly puppy. 

                          Say "puppy."

ADJECTIVA:       PLAYFUL

TEACHER:         Yes, that's a playful puppy.  

                          Adjectiva, you may go to recess.

Adjectiva runs off.

TEACHER:       Ms. Brackson, your little girl is very bright. 

                        She has a talent for describing words. 

                        It's hard to say why she doesn't use other

                        parts of speech.  She knows many, many

                        more vocabulary words than the other kids

                        in class, but for some reason all of those                            words are adjectives.  I've never seen

                        anything like it.  

Mom looks at her watch. 

MOM:          Oh my, I'm late for work!  Can I call you later?

TEACHER:   Of course!  I really enjoy working with your 

                    daughter.  Don’t worry.  She will be fine. 

                     Have a happy day!

MOM:            You too.  Thank you.

ROYAL:          As she got older, the adjectives became

                       more fancy.

Adjectiva sings.

ADJECTIVA:    MAGNIFICENT, UNITED, COURAGEOUS, 

                         EXHAUSTED           She collapses.

ROYAL:       Then one day when I was at football practice,

                    Adjectiva was getting a popsicle from the                          freezer. Kitty jumped into the freezer and the  

                    door closed before Adjectiva could stop it.

                    She was the only one who saw what

                    happened.  She tried to open the door

                    herself, but it was stuck shut.  She ran to find

                    her mom in the laundromat.

Adjectiva runs to her mother.  Mom pantomimes doing laundry.

ADJECTIVA:   COLD, STUCK, FURRY, SCARED

MOM:              Sweetie, what's wrong?

ADJECTIVA:    POOR, TERRIBLE!

MOM:              Sweetie, what's the matter?

ADJECTIVA:    Poor, furry, scared kitty stuck cold,

                        terrible freezer. 

ROYAL:          It wasn't a perfect sentence,

                       but those two nouns made it all come clear.

MOM:             Well what are we waiting for? 

                       Let's go and rescue that kitty!

ROYAL:          Kitty survived the cold that day and my little

                       sister grew up to be a very successful, very

                       descriptive author. 

                               The End