I have a new favorite Holiday Season Color Vowel lesson. In a short introduction plus 4 short verses, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" uses every vowel in the CV chart except for ORANGE DOOR and PURPLE SHIRT. So add the slogan "Support Diversity" to the lesson and the vowels are all covered!
Even as a kid I always thought the other reindeer were fair-weather friends, wanting Rudolph as a companion only after he became famous.
While looking online for the lyrics, I ran into the story of Robert May, the author who originally wrote the tale, and his brother-in-law Johnny Marks who wrote the lyrics. Here's a link to the The Real Story Behind Rudolph. It is rather interesting, in itself.
One of my students pointed out that "your" as commonly spoken "yer", could be classified as PURPLE SHIRT rather than BLUE MOON.
Below is the CV list:
BLACK CAT -- as, Dancer, Dasher, had, laugh, Prancer, Santa
BLUE MOON -- Cupid, Rudolph, used, you, You'll, your
BROWN COW -- down, how, out, shouted
GRAY DAY -- came, famous, games, names, reindeer, say, sleigh, they
GREEN TEA -- Eve, even, glee
OLIVE SOCK -- Comet, Donner
AUBURN DOG -- all, call, foggy, recall, saw
RED PEPPER -- ever, let, never, Red-Nosed, then, very
ROSE BOAT -- glows, go, know, most, nose, so, won't
SILVER PIN -- Blitzen, Christmas, him, history, Vixen
TURQUOISE TOY -- join
WHITE TIE -- bright, guide, my, shiny, tonight
WOODEN HOOK -- poor, would
SCHWA/a CUP OF MUSTARD -- a, but, the
SCHWA/BLACK CAT -- and
SCHWA/BLUE MOON -- do, to
SCHWA/OLIVE SOCK -- of
SCHWA/RED PEPPER -- any
SCHWA/SILVER PIN -- if, in, it, with