|Content Provider||Rooster Morris, Children's Author|
PO Box 269
Rockdale, TX 76567
Phone: (512) 446-0644
Fax: (512) 446-2686
|Program Type||Individual Program|
|Program Rating||based on 5 evaluation(s).|
|Target Audience||Education: Grade(s): 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, Parent, Adult Learners, Public Library: Library Patrons|
|Maximum Number of Participants||60|
|Minimum Number of Participants||5|
|Primary Disciplines||Gifted & Talented, Language Arts/English, Literacy, Performing Arts, Reading, Special Education, Special Needs|
|Secondary Disciplines||Character Education, Leadership, Problem Solving, Writing|
When a student has the advantage of meeting an author, listening to them speak, and is given the opportunity to ask the author questions, they realize authors are people, too. Many times, kids think authors are people from faraway places who rattle the keyboard and in the blink of an eye, a book is written. Rooster dispels these misconceptions and explains how he started writing and why-and how he goes through many edits before his books are published.
Rooster believes habits are one of the most important things in a person-s life. If people develop good habits, they achieve their goals. Rooster tells the students that when he was a boy, he had a desire to play the fiddle. How does a child without a music teacher become a Smithsonian-recorded fiddle player? He learns to make a habit of practicing the fundamentals and enjoying the practice. Rooster shows the kids the pay-off-rocking fiddle music that brings the lesson home.
This hour-long performance begins as Rooster demonstrates how he became his own teacher in learning to play the fiddle when he was a boy. He explains how music led him into other important disciplines and then students are invited to the stage to sing along with Rooster and perform in character.
Animated storytelling, character voices, and sound effects immediately draw the audience into the saga of Axle Galench on his adventure-filled journey on Planet Mizmoe. Rooster weaves songs and poetry into his storytelling as he seamlessly begins reading from one of his books. Rooster thrives on the audience's response so there are many opportunities for student interaction.
To help students understand the personal value and benefits of listening to stories, reading stories, and writing their own stories, Rooster has written the Axle Galench series as living proof of the adage, "If I can do it, you can do it better!"
If time allows, Rooster will play another song or two, and gladly do a Question & Answer session with students. The students leave the video conference excited about reading, motivated to create, and confident in themselves and their abilities.
|Program Format||Rooster begins the program with a dramatization of how he learned to play the fiddle. He will then talk about how he went from being a cowboy to being a writer. Next, Rooster begins his storytelling session and seamlessly begins reading from his book. He will save 10-12 minutes for a Q and A session.|
The students will:
-experience a theatrical performance of an age-appropriate chapter book;
-create images in their imaginations;
-receive tips on writing from their imaginations and experiences;
-engage in a conversation with the author.
|National/Common Core Standards to which this program aligns||Students will be excited about reading and writing their own stories after experiencing Rooster's performance. When combined with the TEKS-aligned curriculum and Practice Writing Workbook, all 4th and 5th grade language arts for reading are addressed.|
|State/Regional Standards to which this program aligns||
1.27.a Listening and Speaking/Listening. Students use comprehension skills to listen attentively to others in formal and informal settings. Students are expected to listen attentively to speakers and ask relevant questions to clarify information
2.28.a Listening and Speaking/Listening. Students use comprehension skills to listen attentively to others in formal and informal settings. Students are expected to listen attentively to speakers and ask relevant questions to clarify information.
3.29.a Listening and Speaking/Listening. Students use comprehension skills to listen attentively to others in formal and informal settings. Students are expected to listen attentively to speakers, ask relevant questions, and make pertinent comments
4.27.a listen attentively to speakers, ask relevant questions, and make pertinent comments
5.27.a listen to and interpret a speaker's messages (both verbal and nonverbal) and ask questions to clarify the speaker's purpose or perspective
|Program Length||The program is approximately 50-60 minutes.|
This program is available by request ONLY
|Date/Time Notes||This program is available every Wednesday from September to May and special requests can be made for specific dates and times.|
Multipoint Cost: $100.00
Multipoint Cost with Premium Service: $90.00 What's this?
View Only Cost: $50.00
By Request Cost: $125.00
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|Cancellation Policy||Cancellation must be received no later than 48 hours prior to the conference. We will not charge for programs canceled due to nature, i.e. snow days. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice.|
|Is recording allowed?||No|
|Program Delivery Mode(s)||
Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
|Minimum Technology Specifications for sites connecting to this provider||This provider is a member of Connect2Texas which is hosted by Education Service Center Region XI. To connect with this provider it is required that you complete an additional registration at www.Connect2Texas.net for scheduling, bridging, and testing purposes. For technical assistance and or to ask questions about the connectivity options, contact Lori Hamm at (817) 740-7516 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This provider is also a member of VC Spark - Region 12, Waco, Texas. Contact Jody Logsdon for more information about registering through VC Spark. 800-866-2685.|
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