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JabberTalky: Playing with Words

Artist: Alden Phelps

Type: Assemblies / Performances


In this music assembly, Alden serves up more zany songs and zippy guitar-ifications, while students gleefully sing along to ‘Ted the Rhino’ and ‘Be Careful with My Mega-Droid Robot.’ Songs and fast-paced word games explore writing concepts including simile and metaphor and point of view, and inspire the joy of language.

Sample Common Core connections
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.4 Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.L.5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.


Audience Limit: 250

Program Length: 45 minutes

Appropriate for Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade


Assembly Price: $395

Assembly Back-to-Back Price: $490

Workshop Cost per Day: NA

Workshop Materials Fee: NA

Travel Fee: Mileage fee may apply.

Technical Requirements

- A cleared performance space with adequate light
- Access to an electric outlet near the performance area
- No interruptions during the performance (bells, announcements, etc.)


Music in our Schools Month
National Arts and Humanities Month
National Arts in Education Week

Curriculum Connections

21st Century Skills
Common Core-aligned
Language Arts