The Spanish MC Resource Workbook is the perfect companion for the DVD, with lesson plans, practice worksheets, and lyrics for all of the songs on the DVD. The lyrics sheets offer two options - complete lyrics or fill-in-the-blank sheets, where learners can enter the information as they learn it from the songs.
The practice worksheets are a great way to apply the skills learned in each of the 12 videos from the DVD!
“My Book of Rhymes” contains over 300 pages of lyrics written by Ernesto Lara, who has used Hip Hop to express his thoughts for over a decade. The songs in “My Book of Rhymes” address social issues, reflect religious and spiritual beliefs, tell stories both fictitious and real, and delve into history, including that of mathematics, which was Lara’s area of study for his undergraduate degree. Wherever inspiration was born, Lara was determined to put it into rhythmic form.
Ernesto Lara, in addition to writing lyrics and songs as part of his personal expression, has written a number of songs for educational purposes in various disciplines. Lara has used his inclination for rhyme to create songs in mathematics, science, and Spanish language studies. He has spent over ten years as a teacher, holding teaching licenses in both mathematics and Spanish.
Readers are invited to explore Lara’s collection of rhymes, and travel through his world of words
"A School Left Behind" details the experiences of my first four years of teaching in an impacted school. Journey with me through the highs and the lows, and learn what it's REALLY like to work as an educator.
The Spanish MC DVD has 12 instructional videos for learning Spanish. All videos are set to music. The lessons start with letters and numbers, and go on to teach vocabulary and grammar typical of a Spanish 1 curriculum. The DVD is also good for reviewing, and could be used by students in Spanish 2 or 3.
Ernesto Lara is a Dominican-American educator and songwriter. Lara holds a B.S. in Mathematics, and earned his M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction. He has taught for the last 13 years, yet has been a Hip Hop enthusiast for much longer.
Ernesto Lara produces items centered on Hip Hop and education. Lara is the author of "My Book of Rhymes," which captures more than a decade of songwriting and lyrical expression. Additionally, Lara has produced materials for music integration for instruction, including his Spanish MC DVD and Resource Workbook, which supplement students' learning in introductory Spanish.