Heartfelt and Educational Rock For All

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Heartfelt and Educational Rock For All
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"When listening to the songs, the children have told me that they can imagine themselves in them".
 
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This product works well for classrooms or entire schools that are looking to develop specific and meaningful close read annotation protocol. Enjoy!
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This is a fantastic tool to get ESL students conversing with more confidence and accuracy. Designed for Spanish and Chinese-speaking ESL students, these cards serve a great purpose in and outside of the classroom in order to help clarify the simple
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I print these in color and laminate them so young scholars can reuse this effective and simple tool. It's a great anchor for writing, and the kids love the graphics.
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This song teaches about long e "ea" words (ow sound and spelling pattern), and the SEL theme is "Identify ways to work and play well with others." This song can be used as spelling word work, vocabulary acquisition, aligns with "ea" books, aligns
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This song teaches about“oi” & “oy” words, and the SEL theme is "Identify and perform roles that contribute to one’s family." This song can be used as spelling word work, vocabulary acquisition, aligns with "oi" books, aligns with Basal reader,
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This song teaches about compound words, and the SEL theme is "Identify problems and conflicts commonly experienced by peers." This song can be used as spelling word work, vocabulary acquisition, aligns with compound word books, aligns with Basal
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This song teaches about prefixes (un and re), and the SEL theme is "Identify problems and conflicts commonly experienced by peers." This song can be used as spelling word work, vocabulary acquisition, aligns with prefix books, aligns with Basal
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This song teaches short two different sounds that "oo" can make. The SEL theme is: Identify goals for academic success and classroom behavior. The song, lesson and activities/assessments can be used for a 45 minute period, or as a springboard
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These cards appeal to Spanish and Chinese-speaking ESL students. Place them around the room, make sets for each student, etc. These are wonderful conversation starters and help kids understand the simple, yet often confused question, "what's new?"
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This song teaches about long o (oa and ow) words, and the SEL theme is "Identify one’s likes and dislikes, needs and wants, strengths, and challenges." This song can be used as spelling word work, vocabulary acquisition, aligns with long o sound
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This song teaches about "oo" words (sounds and spelling pattern), and the SEL theme is "Identify goals for academic success and classroom behavior." This song can be used as spelling word work, vocabulary acquisition, aligns with "oo" book, aligns
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This song teaches about "ou" words (ow sound and spelling pattern), and the SEL theme is "Identify approaches to resolving conflicts constructively." This song can be used as spelling word work, vocabulary acquisition, aligns with "ou" books,
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This song teaches about suffixes (-ly & -ful) and adverbs, and the SEL theme is "Identify social norms and safety considerations that guide behavior." This song can be used as spelling word work, vocabulary acquisition, aligns with suffix and
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This song teaches about long i vowel sounds (ie & igh words), and the SEL theme is "Demonstrate control of impulsive behavior." This song can be used as spelling word work, vocabulary acquisition, aligns with long i books, aligns with Basal
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This song teaches about "aw" words, and the SEL theme is "Describe the ways that people are similar and different." This song can be used as spelling word work, vocabulary acquisition, aligns with "aw" sound books, aligns with Basal reader,
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've been an elementary ESL teacher for Chicago Public Schools since September 2011. In addition to being a teacher, I am a professional musician and have written a curriculum-based rock album that includes lesson plans and differentiated materials for each song. Says Chicago Literacy Alliance and Open Books founder Stacy Ratner: "Catchy, convincing, lively, and lovable, Future Hits is the most entertaining, educational, and energetic literacy enrichment program to come along in years. If you're like every adult I've shared it with, you'll look around for the nearest children...and feel like one yourself."

MY TEACHING STYLE

I aim to: -Use songs to teach vocabulary words, spelling words, literacy themes, character education and more without overtly singing about said subjects. Rather, the kids learn the subject areas through exploration of the text and context -Keep all students engaged during the whole lesson -Reduce teacher talk time and engage students ASAP -Create opportunities for individual, pair and group work, perhaps all in the same song lesson -Provide ample differentiation and modifications in assessments to meet students at their level

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

For a full list of press and information about the band, visit my Web site - futurehits.org

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

*Quincy University - Masters in Education, 2011 *University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana) - BS Communications, Spanish Minor, 2004 *Stevenson High School - Class of 2000

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I worked in logistics sales for years but realized cold calling in business parks wasn't my calling. Therefore, I decided to pursue teaching to share my love of learning with English and Spanish-speaking students (plus some structured time off to write and perform music!). In my first year teaching for Chicago Public Schools, I began writing standards-based songs with corresponding activities to teach my ESL students as well as the general population of kids at my school. This led to Future Hits, a heartfelt (yet secretly educational) band whose sound has been likened to what Yo La Tengo and the Velvet Underground would sound like if they started a band whose main audience was children. Since 2011, my bandmates and I have written over 50 songs, released two albums (with a third one slated for a 2017 release), presented and led professional development, provided Future Hits Enrichment programs in countless classrooms and after-school settings, and played shows in Chicago, San Francisco, and even the Galápagos Islands. We’d love to include you in our story, so please have a listen and say hello. ~Matt

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