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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