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Grammar Rock (Schoolhouse Rock 1973)

Schoolhouse Rock (Related Recordings), Bob DoroughAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (April 1, 1997)
  • Original Release Date: April 1, 1997
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rhino / Wea
  • ASIN: B0000033XO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,199 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Schoolhouse Rocky
2. Unpack Your Adjectives
3. Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, Get Your Adverbs Here
4. Conjunction Junction
5. Interjections !
6. Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla
7. Verb: That's What's Happening
8. A Noun Is a Person, Place Or Thing
9. Busy Prepositions
10. The Tale Of Mr. Morton

Editorial Reviews

Schoolhouse Rock owns the bragging rights to being the hippest musical vehicle to elementary education. Grammar Rock is a particularly compelling volume, bringing jazz vocal legend Bob Dorough to the lyrical table, untangling the secrets of the English language in a way that's both entertaining and instructive. The music is never less than humorously beguiling, comfortable in its simplicity and yet unafraid to dance outside the lines. Yes, the music sounds a tad manufactured, but this is the soundtrack for Generation X's early education. And, yes, this is a short CD--clocking in at 27 minutes--but it's not about length, it's about ideas. --Andrew Bartlett

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
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When it comes to the rules of grammar I know the difference between an independent and a dependent clause and that is about it. If you want to talk about the building blocks of sentences I really do not even know the basics (you only had to go up and diagram sentences on the board if you were not putting them together directly and I was reading books all the time and sort of picked up correct sentence structure by osmosis, so I know how to fix sentences even if I am totally incapable of explaining the rules). Anyhow, the point of this meandering down memory lane is simply to state the obvious: Here are the basics. Learn that "A Noun is a Person, Place, or Thing," "Unpack Your Adjectives," and take a ride down to "Conjunction Junction." Also included are "Verb: That's What's Happening," "Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, Adverbs Here," "Interjections," and the immortal "Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla" (no excuses if you do not know that last one is about pronouns).
"Schoolhouse Rock" was created in the 1970s, when an advertising executive noticed his son was having trouble memorizing his multiplication tables but knew all the words to rock songs on the radio. The marriage of pop music with information spawned a series of three-minute cartoons on government, history, grammar, science, and math that aired on ABC television from 1973 to 1985. This CD presents all of the "Grammar Rock" lessons, which are still pretty good even without the cartoons (but having the video of the cartoons is better). As long as the rules of grammar do not change (and they look like they are pretty much engraved in, uh, rock) then these ten mini-lessons are going to be useful to teachers and students alike.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Whaes My Funk'ion? October 22, 2000
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I am a teacher in Scotland and I remembered Grammar Rock from when I grew up in California. So naturally, when I had to teach grammar to the kids in my class, I turned to Grammar Rock. These songs are absolutely brilliant for helping kids with grammar because each song gives good examples of a part of speech. Not only is it educational, there is nothing cuter than a group of little Scottish kids grooving to "Conjuction Junction", with their own Scot-ified lyrics. Grammar Rock has truly gone global!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't believe this is available! April 10, 2000
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When I taught English Composition at the university level, I found myself constantly singing these lyrics to my students, most of whom were non traditional students and thus remembered the lyrics--a nice bridge to discussing the different parts of speech (and the mistakes you can make in using them). I'm going to buy all of these Schoolhouse Rock things for use in my courses.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A "35" year old child!! February 16, 2003
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School House Rock is etched in my brain. These are tools I wish to share in the future with my kids. Saturday mornings in the 70's & 80's were fun as well as educational. I found myself looking forward to the breaks in-between cartoons to sing along with School House Rock. This series was especially helpful during tests. I would replay the jingles in my mind to help me to answer problems correctly!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars still love these songs January 2, 2008
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The current prices are outrageous, but these old 3 minute cartoon songs are informative, cute, and catchy at the same time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great product! October 8, 2012
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Purchased for use in elementary classroom, kids love it! Only used for a few weeks and they are singing along! Good for explaining tricky parts of grammar.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Series October 5, 2009
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The Schoolhouse Rock Series is one of the most creative and educational music and video recordings ever! My kids were raised on the TV broadcasts and Multiplication Rock LP and now my grandson can see the cartoons and learn the songs. This is wonderful stuff. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Catchy tunes & fond childhood memories August 30, 2008
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Not only do these tunes bring back fond memories, they're musically fun. And in case I'd forgotten any of the things they teach, I can learn them all over again. Lots of fun.
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