About This Program
Get Schooled with Mr. Root!
Hip Hop is a culture that tells a story with all of its elements. Get Schooled with Mr. Root! is an interactive music assembly that teaches students about the history of Hip Hop and how it has grown since DJ Kool Herc arrived in the Bronx. Rapping, free styling, beatboxing, and lyrical exercises are covered during this program.
Sample Common Core connections
RF.4.3 Phonics and Word Recognition: Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words
SL.4.1 Speaking and Listening: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly
"It's wonderful to see my students in a different perspective. We are so driven by testing, Common Core requirements, and evaluating texts, it is wonderful to take a break and allow them to be creative. It opens up the opportunity to see kids in another way other than just as students, but as kids who can enjoy and appreciate that words come in different forms, including lyrical and poetic."