Tune-Up for Literacy - Teacher Resources

Recommended for preK-3, Tune Up to Literacy encourages literacy using original songs by composer/lyricist/educator Dr. Al Balkin, former Western Michigan Professor and composer who wrote music for The Hobbit as well as several off-Broadway children’s musicals. The programs musically introduce and reinforce concepts such as punctuation and sentence construction with songs like “Get the Point” and “Punctuation Mystery.” This series was produced by the SC Department of Education with South Carolina ETV due to the generosity of Dr. Balkin's desire to share his educational music with the children. 

Download the SC English Language Arts Standards (PDF)