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Re: Proposal: checkpoint 3.4

From: Anne Pemberton <apembert@erols.com>
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2001 12:39:37 -0400
Message-Id: <5.1.0.14.0.20010731122105.00a01e70@pop.erols.com>
To: Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>, Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
         Another chatty note .....

Wendy and Kynn,

         Should either of you feel so inclined, if you make a sound file of 
yourself singing these songs (with or without background music), I'll put 
'em on my sites, and school kids will enjoy you forever (or til the end of 
bytes) .... When I taught high schoolers English for those with 
disabilities too severe for them to take English with a regular teachers, 
it seemed whenever I mentioned the word "conjunction" someone would burst 
out with the first line of the song .... "Conjunction junction what's your 
function" ... sadly, they knew the song better than the concept it was 
designed to teach ....

         There are bits and pieces of School House Rock around the 
Internet. Finding the lyrics isn't hard, but finding the sound files with 
or without singing, is difficult. Apparently the stuff is still under heavy 
copyright, and whoever owns it isn't giving it up for free ....

         Kynn, I've saved your words for Noun, for when I find the music. 
Wendy, I'd love to have the words to Adjectives, since our second graders 
are introduced to the parts of speech usually in the spring, and adjectives 
are harder for them than nouns and verbs .... There's a cute website on or 
our teachers found last year when she started teaching parts of speech. 
It's at Wacky Web Tales on http://www.geocities.com/apembert45/Literature/ 
... The kids fill nouns and verbs, adjectives and adverbs, and the site 
spits out a pre-created story in which the kids filled in words are 
substituted for some of the original words. The kids really like that website!





At 07:31 PM 7/30/01 -0400, Wendy A Chisholm wrote:
>lol.  There used to be a Web site that had all of the clips available.  I 
>was going to send the link to the grammar rock noun song as the non-text 
>content for the lyrics...instead I guess we'll all have to buy the video: 
>http://shopping.yahoo.com/shop?d=v&id=1800231299&cf=product&clink=dmvi-br&up 
>c=760894709136
>
>for those of you not familiar with schoolhouse rock - animated songs that 
>teach about society, grammar, and other stuff.  My favorite is 
>"adjective." I often use it in a teaching exercise.  I make people write 
>captions and audio descriptions for it.
>
>--wendy
>
>
>At 06:43 PM 7/30/01 , Kynn Bartlett wrote:
>>At 03:40 PM 7/30/2001 , Wendy A Chisholm wrote:
>> >A concrete concept is a person, place or thing.
>>
>>Well every person you can know,
>>And every place that you can go,
>>And any thing that you can show,
>>You know they're nouns.
>>
>>A noun's a special kind of word,
>>It's any name you ever heard.
>>I find it quite interesting,
>>A noun's a person, place or thing.
>>
>>Oh I took a train, took a train,
>>To another state.
>>The flora and the fauna that I saw were really great.
>>But when I saw some bandits chasing the train,
>>I was wishing I was back home again.
>>I took a train, took a train,
>>To another state.
>>
>>Well every person you can know...
>><Like a bandit or an engineer.>
>>And every place that you can go...
>><Like a state or a home.>
>>And any thing that you can show...
>><Like animals and plants or a train.>
>>You know they're nouns
>>You know they're nouns, oh!
>>
>>Mrs. Jones is a lady on Hudson Street.
>>She sent her dog to bark at my brother and me.
>>We gave her dog a big fat bone,
>>And now he barks at Mrs. Jones.
>>She's a lady who lives on Hudson Street.
>>
>>Well every person you can know...
>><Mrs. Jones, a lady or a brother.>
>>And every place that you can go...
>><Like a street or a corner.>
>>And anything that you can show...
>><Like a dog or a bone.>
>>Well you know they're nouns
>>You know they're nouns, oh!
>>
>>I took a ferry to the Statue of Liberty.
>>My best friend was waiting there for me.
>>(He took an early ferry.)
>>We went for a walk on the island you know,
>>And in the middle of summer it started to snow when...
>>I took a ferry to the Statue of Liberty.
>>
>>Well every person you can know...
>><Like a friend or the captain of a ship.>
>>And every place that you can go...
>><An island or a sea.>
>>And anything that you can show...
>><Like a statue, a ferry or snow.>
>>Well you know they're nouns
>>You know they're nouns, oh!
>>
>>I put a dime in the drugstore record machine.
>>Oldie-goldies started playing - you know what I mean.
>>I heard Chubby Checker, he was doing the twist,
>>And the Beatles and the Monkees
>>It goes like this.
>>I put a dime in the drugstore record machine.
>>
>>Well every person you can know...
>><The Beatles and the Monkees; Chubby Checker.>
>>And every place that you can go...
>><Like a neighborhood or a store.>
>>And anything that you can show...
>><Like a dime or a record machine.>
>>Well you know they're nouns.
>>
>>A noun's a special kind of word,
>>It's any name you ever heard.
>>I find it quite interesting,
>>A noun's a person, place or thing.
>>
>>A noun is a person, place or thing.
>>
>>--Kynn
>>
>>--
>>Kynn Bartlett <kynn@reef.com>
>>Technical Developer Liaison
>>Reef North America
>>Accessibility - W3C - Integrator Network
>>Tel +1 949-567-7006
>>________________________________________
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>>________________________________________
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>
>--
>wendy a chisholm
>world wide web consortium
>web accessibility initiative
>seattle, wa usa
>/--

Anne Pemberton
apembert@erols.com

http://www.erols.com/stevepem
http://www.geocities.com/apembert45
Received on Tuesday, 31 July 2001 13:01:44 GMT

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