Grammar, Elements of Music, and Historical Fiction
Worlds Awaiting - Season 4, Episode 3
- Jan 26, 2019 5:00 pm
- 57:05 mins
Grammar (3:43) Languages and dialects are very complex things, and at times they seem to be daunting. English is certainly not an exception. Today we are in studio with Annette Lyon, an author who specializes in, one of the most intimidating parts of language arts: Grammar. Lyon is the author of over a dozen books, including Band of Sisters, a chocolate cookbook, a grammar guide and is one of the four co-authors of the Newport Ladies Book Club series. Storytime (15:23) Libraries are known for their storytimes and we are too. Each week at around 15 minutes past the hour, tune in to hear book reviews or live readings of picture books or poetry. Today we share a classic with a selection from J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan read by Tennery Taylor. Elements of Music (20:30) An important thing to remember is that many art forms like books, paintings, or music have specific elements that are important parts of what make them up. Sometimes appreciating an art is about understanding those elements. Jennifer Purdy has been a music educator for over 30 years and believes she’s got the happiest job in the world. She currently teaches music at Highland Park Elementary in Salt Lake City, Utah and also works with the BYU ARTS Partnership program. For nearly a decade Jennifer Purdy has also been a composer-consultant for Utah Opera Company and writes original operas with elementary school children. Historical Fiction (39:07) There are so many genres of books in the world, sometimes it can be hard to pick your favorite. But, how does an author decide what genre of book they want to write. Chris Crowe is the author of many historical fiction books for young adults like Death Coming Up The Hill and Mississippi Trial, 1955 among others. Professor Crowe also teaches English at BYU. Age Appropriateness (50:41) Today we are around the Librarians' Table with Emily and Taylor of the BYU Harold B. Lee Library. They talk about how to find the right book for the right age of a child. Content and reading comprehension are both important factors. Librarians are often asked for recommendations, and these three librarians give you insight on how they make those decisions today.