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Martha Speaks; Opera Contest, The; Maestro Martha

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Series
Martha Speaks
Program
Opera Contest, The; Maestro Martha
Program Number

306

Series Description

Premiered September 1, 2008

"Martha Speaks" is an animated series that is designed to enrich the vocabulary of 4- to 7-year-olds. The series is based on the classic books by Susan Meddaugh that have charmed and captivated millions of children. Each episode uses Martha's unique linguistic abilities and the hilarious consequences to engage kids and help build their vocabulary skills.

In each Martha Speaks episode, the characters use special words throughout the show. Explicit words, marked with (E), are defined by one of the characters on the show. Implicit words, marked with (I), are used on the show but not defined.

Produced with Studio B Productions, Inc. Series release date: 9/1/2008

Program Description

The Opera Contest Ken Scarborough An opera contest! Sounds boring! But before you know it, the kids have cooked up their own ideas of what an opera should be. Vocabulary (E) opera, soprano, bass, quartet, accomplish (I) scene, rhyme, costume, stage, prop(s)

Maestro Martha Ron Holsey Bad guys Pablum and Weaselgraft have a plan to turn a charity concert into a heist by using the power of music. Very strange music. Can Martha turn down the volume on their evil scheming before it’s too late? Vocabulary (E) orchestra, symphony, conduct(or)(ing), percussion, composition (I) trumpet, string, maestro, gong, usher

Duration

00:28:46

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Children's
Creators
Barss, Karen (Series Producer)
Sullivan, Brigid (Series Producer)
Citation
Chicago: “Martha Speaks; Opera Contest, The; Maestro Martha,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 4, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2F3ADA0DA6A7452098D5C41D8329BC19.
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APA: Martha Speaks; Opera Contest, The; Maestro Martha. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2F3ADA0DA6A7452098D5C41D8329BC19
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