Jingle 1 - The Study Skills Jingle ( Click here to sing along)

Un-Quigley, Un-Quigley,

What are you going to do?

You've got a frown on your face,

And you're singing the blues!

You're not organized, Quigley;

You are not prepared.

You're not listening,

And your mind's not there. 

You don't have plans, and you don't have goals.

Your homework's unfinished,

And you've been told.

You need to get your act together

'Cause you don't have a clue.

You've got the Study Skills Blues!

O-Quigley, O-Quigley,

Now, you see what to do.

You've got a smile on your face,

And you're lookin' cool!

You're so organized, Quigley;

You are so prepared.

You're listening carefully,

And your mind is there.

You've got plans, and you've got goals.

Your homework is finished;

You don't have to be told.

You've got your act together, Quigley,

Because you followed the clues.

And you're not singing the Study Skills Blues!

Jingle 2 - THE SENTENCE JINGLE ( Click here to sing along)
A sentence, sentence, sentence
Is complete, complete, complete
When five simple rules

It meets, meets, meets.

It has a subject, subject, subject
And a verb, verb, verb.
It makes sense, sense, sense
With every word, word, word.

Add a capital letter
And a punctuation mark. 
And now our sentence has all its part!

But REMEMBER-
Subject and Verb and complete sense
With a capital letter and an end mark, too.
Our sentence is complete,

And now we're through!


Jingle 3 - THE NOUN JINGLE ( Click here to sing along)
This is a noun jingle, my friend,

A noun jingle , my friend.

You can shake it to the left

And shake it to the right.

Find yourself a noun, And then recite:

A noun names a person.

A noun names a thing.

A noun names a person, place, or thing,

And sometimes an idea.

Person, place, thing, idea!

Person, place, thing, idea!

So, shake it to the left,

And shake it to the right.

Find yourself a noun,

And feel just right!


Jingle 4 - THE VERB JINGLE ( Click here to sing along)

A verb, a verb.

What is a verb?

Haven't you heard?

There are two kinds of verbs:

The action verb

And the linking verb.

The action verb

Shows a state of action,

Like stand and sit and smile.

The action verb is always in motion

Because it tells what the subject does.

We stand! We sit! We smile!

The linking verb shows a state of being,

Like am, is, are, was, and were,

Looks, becomes, grows, and feels.

The linking verb shows no action

Becuase it tells what the subject is.

He is a clown.  He looks funny.


Jingle 5 - THE ADVERB JINGLE ( Click here to sing along)

An adverb modifies a verb, adjective, or another adverb.
An adverb asks, "How? When?  Where?"
To find an adverb: GO! (snap) ASK! (snap) GET! (snap)
But where do I GO? To a verb, adjective, or another adverb.
What do I ASK? How? When? Where?
What do I GET? An adverb! (clap)
An adverb, man. Cool!


Jingle 6 - THE ADJECTIVE JINGLE ( Click here to sing along)

An adjective modifies a noun or a pronoun.
An adjective asks, "What kind?"

An adjective asks, "Which one?"

An adjective asks, "How many?"
To identify an adjective: GO! (stomp, stomp), ASK! (clap, clap) GET! (snap)
Where do I GO? (stomp, stomp) To a noun or a pronoun.
What do I ASK? (clap, clap) What kind? Which one? or How many?
What do I get? (snap, snap) An adjective!


Jingle 7 - THE ARTICLE ADJECTIVE JINGLE ( Click here to sing along)

We are the article adjectives!
Teeny, tiny adjectives!
A, AN, THE - A, AN, THE

We are called article adjectives and noun markers.
We are memorized and used every day.
So if you spot us, you can mark us
With a capital A.

We are the article adjectives!
Teeny, tiny adjectives!
A, AN, THE - A, AN, THE


Jingle 8 - THE PREPOSITION JINGLE ( Click here to sing along)

A PREP PREP PREPOSITION

Is an extra special word

That connects a

NOUN, NOUN, NOUN

Or a PRO PRO PRONOUN

To the rest of the sentence.


Jingle 9 - THE OBJECT OF THE PREPOSITION JINGLE ( Click here to sing along)

An object of the preposition

Is a NOUN or PRONOUN.

An object of the preposition

Is a NOUN or PRONOUN

After the prep, prep, prep

After the prep, prep, prep

After the prep, prep, prep

That answers WHAT or WHOM.


JINGLE 10 - THE PREPOSITIONAL PHRASE JINGLE ( Click here to sing along)

I've been working with prepositions

'Til I can work no more.

They're connecting their objects

To the rest of the sentence before.

When I put them all together,

The prep and its noun or pro,

I get a prepositional phrase

That could cause my mind to blow!


JINGLE 11 - THE PREPOSITION FLOW JINGLE (Click here to sing along)


1. Preposition, Preposition,

Starting with an A:

aboard, about, above,

across, after, against,

along, among, around, as, at!

 

2. Preposition, Preposition

Starting with a B:

before, behind, below,

beneath, beside, between,

beyond, but, and by!  


 3. Preposition, Preposition

Starting with a D:

despite, down, during,

despite, down, during!


 4. Oh, Preposition

Please, don't go away.

Go to the middle of the alphabet,

And see just what we say.

E and F and I and L

And N and O and P:

except, for, from,

in, inside, into, like,

near, of, off, on, out,

outside, over, past!

5. Preposition, Preposition,

Almost through.

Start with S and end with W:

Since, through,

throughout, to, toward

under, underneath,

until, up, upon,

with, within, without!

6. Preposition, Preposition

Easy as can be.

We just recited

All fifty-one of these!










JINGLE 12 - THE TRANSITION WORDS JINGLE ( Click here to sing along)

Aw, listen, comrades, and you shall hear

About transition words

That make your writing smooth and clear.

Transition words are connecting cords.

You add them to the beginning

Of sentences and paragraphs

To keep your ideas spinning and give your writing flow.

These words can clarify, summarize, or emphasize,

Compare or contrast, inform or show time.

Learn them now, and your writing will shine!

Transiton, Transition,

For words that SHOW TIME:

first, second, third, before, during, after,

next, then, and finally.

Transition, Transition,

For words that INFORM:

for example, for instance, in addition, as well,

also, next, another, along with, and besides.

Transition, Transition,

For words that CONTRAST:

although, even though, but, yet, still,

otherwise, however, and on the other hand.

Transition, Transition,

For words that COMPARE:

as, also, like, and likewise.

Transition, Transition,

For words that CLARIFY:

for example, for instance, and in other words.

Transition, Transition,

For words that EMPHASIZE:

truly, again, for this reason, and in fact.

Transition, Transition,

For words that SUMMARIZE:

therefore, in conclusion, in summary, and finally,

to sum it up, all in all, as a result, and last.

TRANSITION WORD


JINGLE 13 - THE PRONOUN JINGLE ( Click here to sing along)

These little pronouns,

Hangin' aroun,

Can take the place

Of any of the nouns.

With a smile and a nod

And a twinkle of the eye,

Give those pronouns

A big high five! Yeah!


Jingle 14 - THE SUBJECT PRONOUN JINGLE ( Click here to sing along)

There are seven subject pronouns

That are easy as can be.

SUBJECT PRONOUNS!

I and We,

He and She,

It and They and You.

Those are the subject pronouns!


Jingle 15 - THE POSSESSIVE PRONOUN JINGLE ( Click here to sing along)

There are seven possessive pronouns

That are easy as can be:

POSSESSIVE PRONOUNS!

My and Our,

His and Her,

Its and Their and Your.

Those are possessive pronouns!


JINGLE 16 - THE CONJUNCTION SOUND-OFF JINGLE ( Click here to sing along)

Conjunctions are a part of speech.

  Conjunctions are a part of speech.

They join words or sentences; it's quite a feat!

  The join words or sentences; it's quite a feat!

Sound off!  Conjunctions!  Sound off!  AND, OR, BUT!

There are many conjunctions, but three stand out.

  There are many conjunctions, but three stand out.

Put your hands together and give a shout!

  Put your hands together and give a shout!

Sound off!  Conjunctions!  Sound off!  AND, OR, BUT!

  Sound off!  Conjunctions!  Sound off!  AND, OR, BUT!


Jingle 17 - THE 23 HELPING VERBS OF THE MEAN, LEAN, VERB MACHINE JINGLE ( Click here to sing along)

These 23 helping verbs will be on my test.

I gotta remember them so I can do my best.

I'll start out with 8 and finish with 15;

Just call me the mean, lean verb machine.

There are eight be verbs that are easy as can be:

am, is, are - was and were,

am, is, are - was and were,

am, is, are - was and were,

All together now, the eight be verbs:

am, is, are - was and were - be, being, and been,

am, is, are - was and were - be, being, and been.

There're 23 helping verbs, and I've recited only 8.

That leaves fifteen more that I must relate:

has, have, and had - do, does, and did,

has, have, and had - do, does, and did,

might, must, may - might, must, may.

Knowing these verbs will save my grade:

can and could - would and should,

can and could - would and should,

shall and will,

shall and will.

In record time, I did this drill.

I'm the mean, lean verb machine - STILL!


JINGLE 18 - THE INTERJECTION JINGLE ( Click here to sing along)

Oh, Interjection, Interjection, Interjection, who are you?

  I'm a part of speech through and through.

Well, Interjection, Interjection, Interjection, what do you do?

  I show strong or mild emotion; need a review?

Oh, Interjection, Interjection, I still don't have a clue.

  I show strong emotion, like Wow! Great! Or Yahoo!

  I show mild emotion, like Oh, Yes, Fine, or Toodle-oo.

Well, Interjection, Interjection, you really know how to groove!

  That's because I'm a part of speech through and through!


JINGLE 19 - THE POSSESSIVE NOUN JINGLE ( Click here to sing along)

A possessive noun just can't be beat.

It shows ownership, and that is neat.

Add an apostrophe to show possession.

This is a great ownership lesson.

Adjective is its part of speech.

Ask WHOSE to find it as you speak.

Whose house?  Tommy's house.

Possessive Noun Adjective!


JINGLE 20 - THE EIGHT PARTS OF SPEECH JINGLE ( Click here to sing along)

Want to know how to write?

Use the eight parts of speech.

They're dynamite!

Nouns, Verbs, and Pronouns.

They rule!

They're called the NVP's, and they're really cool!

The Double A's are on the move.

Adjectives and Adverbs help you to groove.

Next come the PIC's, and then we're done.

They're Preposition, Interjection, and Conjunction!

All together now.

The eight parts of speech, abbreviations, please.

NVP - AA - and PIC!


JINGLE 21 - THE DIRECT OBJECT JINGLE ( Click here to sing along)

A direct object is a NOUN or a PRO,

Is a noun or a pro, is a noun or a pro.

A direct object completes the meaning,

Completes the meaning of the sentence.

A direct object follows the verb,

Follows the verb-transitive.

To find a direct object,

Ask WHAT or WHOM

Ask WHAT or WHOM

After the verb.


JINGLE 22 - THE OBJECT PRONOUN JINGLE ( Click here to sing along)

There are seven object pronouns

That are easy as can be.

OBJECT PRONOUNS!

Me and Us,

Him and Her,

It and Them and You.

Those are the object pronouns!


JINGLE 23 - THE INDIRECT OBJECT JINGLE ( Click here to sing along)

Indirect, oh, indirect, oh, indirect object.

Give me that indirect, oh, indirect, oh, indirect object.

An indirect object is a NOUN or a PRONOUN

That receives what the direct, the direct object names.

An indirect object is found between the verb, verb-transitive,

And the direct object.

  To find the indirect object, (sha-bop)

  Ask TO WHOM or FOR WHOM (sha-bop)

  After the direct object.   (sha-bop)

An indirect, indirect, indirect, indirect, yeah!

An indirect object!

  Just give me that indirect, oh, indirect, oh, indirect object.

  Give me that indirect, oh, indirect, oh, indirect object.

  Give me that object, oh, indirect, oh, indirect object.

An INDIRECT OBJECT!