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CompleteMartialArts.com - Schoolhouse Rock! - Grammar Rock


List Price: $14.99
Our Price: $26.00
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Manufacturer: Walt Disney Video
Starring: Bob Dorough, Blossom Dearie, Christine Langner, Sue Manchester, Mary Sue Berry
Directed By: Tom Warburton
Average Customer Rating: Average rating of 5.0/5Average rating of 5.0/5Average rating of 5.0/5Average rating of 5.0/5Average rating of 5.0/5

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Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Binding: VHS Tape
EAN: 9781569494073
Format: Animated
ISBN: 156949407X
Label: Walt Disney Video
Manufacturer: Walt Disney Video
Number Of Items: 1
Publisher: Walt Disney Video
Release Date: 1997-08-05
Running Time: 30
Studio: Walt Disney Video
Theatrical Release Date: 1973-01-06

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Editorial Reviews:

There are two types of Schoolhouse Rock fans. Type A: those who--inspired in the '70s and '80s by "Conjunction Junction" and "Interjections!"--went on to become grammar gurus, copyeditors, and computational linguists. And type B: those who--less inspired by grammar than by catchy refrains--can still sing lines that today sound less than P.C.:
Though Geraldine played hard to get (uh huh),
Geraldo knew he'd woo her yet.
He showed his affection,
Despite her objection,
And Geraldine hollered some interjections!
(Geraldo, if you'll recall, is a goat.) No matter. Both kinds of fans will enjoy revisiting these Saturday-morning shorts--and hopefully this video will find its way into classrooms, to boot. Clever teachers who grew up on this stuff will know how to make Schoolhouse Rock fans (ideally of type A) out of the next generation, too. --Erik Macki


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Summary: Great Refresher for Adults
Comment: I work with many adult college students who do not remember basic grammar. I often recommend they buy this for a quick, basic grammar review. It sounds silly when I first say it, but this is a fun and memorable way to understand grammar. Many students report watching it with their children. It's also very helpful for ESL students.

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Summary: Schoolhouse Rock! Grammar Rock
Comment: Here's a quick fix or review for those children struggling with understanding grammar. Because of the easy tunes and rhyming lyrics, children will quickly remember the correct ways to use nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, verbs, subjects, and predicates. Because of the age of the product, it has inherent problems. Grammar usage rules have changed over the years, so children may pick up some weak or incorrect ideas on usage. Although many of us remember "Conjunction Junction" with great delight, children need to recognize the new list of conjunctions. The video tends to stress passive writing over active writing. Bits of the language in the "Adjective" song allow kids to belittle or mock others. But the joy of learning through music--even with dated lyrics--allows for a meeting ground where parents can add to the learning process.

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Summary: School House Rocks!
Comment: At my school we perform plays and School House Rock was one of them. This year was the year we performed it and it was a success. The play even helped me. Cause some of the things they said i didnt know. This Review will help you with choosing the best school related movie to help your child with school.

SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK ROCKS!

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Summary: Now all I need is a video of "Time for Timer!"
Comment: When my son was born, and only my singing seemed to comfort him, (my singing had never comforted anyone before...) I found myself singing "The Preamble" and "Conjunction Junction." I bought all four Schoolhouse Rock videos shortly afterwards.

He's three now, and this is his second favorite video.(after "Multiplication Rock")

He does, however, leave the room during "Busy Prepositions." I have no recollection of this one, and it doesn't measure up to the rest of the songs. I was surprised to find it was written by Bob Dorough, who wrote most of the others.

One miss, and eight hits should still warrant a five star rating. "Unpack Your Adjectives," "Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, Get Your Adverbs Here," "Conjunction Junction," "Interjections," "Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla," "Verb: That's What's Happening," "A Noun is a Person Place Or Thing," and the fabulous "The Tale of Mr. Morton" are all classics.





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Summary: Great for ALL AGES!
Comment: As a kid, I loved the Schoolhouse Rock series and still remember the Grammar Rock songs. As a mom, I came across Schoolhouse Rock again by chance and thought I'd get the tapes for my kids who are now 2 and (nearly) 5 to enjoy when they're older. Amazingly, not only my Kindergartener but also my 2 year old prefer this tape to just about anything else right now - including the Wiggles and Blues Clues! I thought I'd bought these for the future, but they absolutely love the music and the animation and my 2-year old goes around singing snatches of "Interjections" and "Lolly Lolly Lolly get your Adverbs Here". As for my Kindergarten-age son, he has grown to enjoy it on a whole new level now that he is reading and beginning to learn grammar and punctuation concepts. Parents, it's never too soon to invest in this gem! I'd much rather have them watching this than the Rugrats or something...


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