Friday, August 28, 2009

Using The Electric Company for Schoolwork

Lots of people use Schoolhouse Rock videos for grammar and math. We like clips from the original Electric Company, many of which are on You-tube. Watch these enough times and you will NOT grow up to be one of those adults who can't tell its from it's.

Here are some of the useful skits and songs (this list does not include the merely strange, silly and amusing like Lick a Lolly and Morgan Freeman's great big sneeze):

Tom Lehrer's "Ly" song

The "N Apostrophe T" song

Silent E Song

Thanks to Th Song

The Punctuation Brothers

The Corner Song (oh my gosh, I haven't seen this since I was about eight)

Good Old Apostrophe S

Easy Reader learns about Tion

(And of course there's always Letterman.)

2 comments:

Mr. D said...

If you're interested, there's 2 "best of" DVD collections of the Electric Company. I don't know if they have all of the videos you linked to, but they probably have most of them, and in much better quality... not to mention all the stuff that's NOT on YouTube!

The Best of The Electric Company
The Best Of The Electric Company - Volume 2

Also, have you seen the NEW Electric Company on PBS?

http://pbskids.org/electriccompany/

Mama Squirrel said...

Seen the new version--not too interested though. How can you top Rita Moreno, Bill Cosby, Morgan Freeman and the rest of the '70's cast? Plus all those groovy clothes.

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