James Iglehart – “Silent ‘e'” Music Video (The Electric Company)



James Iglehart – “Silent ‘e'” Music Video (The Electric Company)

[SCHOOL BELL RINGS]
JAMES: [SINGING]
Let me tell you about a friend of mine, goes around changing
words all the time.
But he's kind of sneaky, yes siree.
I make the plan, he flies the plane.
I hold the can, he carries a cane.
Cook with a pan, now he's out of the game, looking through
my window pane.
Silent E, oh, how it changes everything.
Silent E, it's elementary.
Silent E, it's simple!
Come on, try with me.
[SPEAKING]
Cap!
KIDS: Cape!
JAMES: At!
KIDS: Ate!
JAMES: You got it!
KIDS: Yeah!
JAMES: [SINGING]
A silent E turns "slop" to "slope," it gives a little hop
a lot of hope.
It shapes a little glob into a globe.
You see?
He can change a "bit" to "bite," a "strip" to "stripe,"
a "grip" to "gripe." A "shin" to "shine," well I don't mind.
Let us spin around [? in my ?] spine!
Silent E, oh what a great discovery.
Silent E, it's elementary.
Silent E, oh, who knew how much fun it'd be?
KIDS: Hop!
JAMES: Hope!
KIDS: Shin!
JAMES: Shine!
Now you've got it.
Sing along, everybody!
KIDS: [SINGING]
Silent E!
JAMES: [SINGING]
When "E" follows the vowel, it changes the sound.
KIDS: [SINGING]
Silent E!
JAMES: [SINGING]
Silent E is everywhere.
You've got it now!
KIDS: [SINGING]
Silent E!
JAMES: [SINGING]
It's simple.
Come on, sing with me.
[SPEAKING]
Now, I'm going to give you a word.
And you just add the silent E. [RAPPING]
Now when I say "mad" and you add the E, what do you get?
KIDS: We get "made."
JAMES: [RAPPING]
Now when I say "slim" and you add the E, what do you get?
KIDS: We get "slime."
JAMES: [RAPPING]
And when I say "not" and you add the E, what do you get?
KIDS: We get "note."
EVERYBODY: [SINGING]
Silent E. Silent E. Silent E.
[SCHOOL BELL RINGS]


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