Posted by: Jack Henry | April 30, 2018

Editor’s Corner: Schoolhouse Rock

Last week, Bob Dorough, the music director of Schoolhouse Rock, passed away. Dorough was a pianist, singer, and composer.

I listened to a Fresh Air podcast and learned that the idea of Schoolhouse Rock came from an advertising executive (David McCall) who was looking for a way to teach his son to memorize multiplication through music. Dorough was introduced to McCall. McCall told Dorough that his son couldn’t memorize multiplication, but he could memorize song lyrics. Dorough created a demo called Three Is a Magic Number, and the rest is history.

In memory of Bob Dorough, I’m sharing some of the Schoolhouse Rock grammar lessons. Clear your throats and start singing away!

Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, Get Your Adverbs Here

Conjunction Junction

A Noun Is a Person, Place, or Thing

Verb: That’s What’s Happening!


Unpack Your Adjectives

Busy Prepositions

Rufus Xavier Sarsaparilla

Jackie Solano | Technical Editor | Symitar®

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