What's Shakin', Shakespeare?
From Lorenzby Mark Burrows
A Musical Celebration Of Authors, Poets, And Reading
Mark Burrows's passion for music, learning, and fun comes together brilliantly in his "Smarty Pants" collections. After exploring the visual arts in Yo, Leonardo! and the sciences in Go, Galileo! he turns his wit and style to literature in this collection of songs that are sure to become some of your favorites. With musical styles ranging from Dixieland to Broadway to salsa to rock 'n' roll, these selections are perfect for any performance need. Your classroom teachers and your principal are sure be big fans, too, as you introduce your students to famous lines from literary masterworks. A reproducible fact sheet introducing each author or genre is included, as are suggestions for correlating activities. Also included are reproducible vocal parts and a Performance/Accompaniment CD. Songs include:
- Reading Rocks!
- A Dark And Stormy Night (Edgar Allan Poe)
- What's Shakin', Shakespeare?
- The Moral Of The Story (Aesop)
- Poetry Slam
- The Wisdom In The Wit (Mark Twain)
- The Best Of Times (Charles Dickens)
- Grimm Grooves