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Rita Rosa Ruesga Author Visit Kit

Birthplace
Cuba

Grades

PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5

Rita Rosa Ruesga's presentation is full of color, Latin flavors and multiculturalism. Students will enjoy stories and will sing along with traditional and original songs. Rita Rosa won four nominations for the Latin Grammy Awards and literacy awards including the International Latino Book Awards.

Rita Rosa can present a bilingual or Spanish-only program.

Rita Rosa Ruesga is from Cuba, where she graduated as a music educator and took her first steps as a children songwriter and author. She lived in Mexico for a year before moving to Florida.

She has traveled to several countries where she has given lectures and workshops to educators and parents, as well as concerts and literacy presentations. She is currently a music educator, producer of children's content for PR agencies, lecturer, and is the founder of the children's educational project Los Grandes Amigos on Univision.

Description of the Author’s Presentation

El Cuento y el canto que me gustan tanto
The Story and the Song That I Love a Lot!

Grades PreK-5
Up to three 30-minute presentations

Rita Rosa Ruesga's interactive program motivates students to read, write, sing, and create music. She brings her guitar and folk music instruments. Her books with traditional Hispanic songs and original songs are loved by all audiences. At the end of the presentation, students can do a Q&A section. If time allows, Rita Rosa plays a word-song game with students.

This presentation could be bilingual or Spanish-only. All participants will receive a complementary bookmark.

Conference and Festival Appearances

Canciones para enseñar Español eficazmente
Spanish Songs to Teach Effectively

Objectives:

  • Provide Spanish instructors with the confidence to be able to permanently integrate music and corporal expression into teaching a new language.
  • Understand the most relevant psychomotor, intellectual, and socio-emotional aspects involved in new language acquisition.
  • Offer solid and research-based resources to teachers so they are able to teach the language at a faster pace, with great enthusiasm and energy in the classroom.
  • Address the advanced technological resources used in order to achieve our objectives considering the widespread use of technology nowadays.

Rita Rosa Ruesga can perform during festivals upon request.

Virtual Visits

Rita Rosa Ruesga's interactive program motivates students to read, write, sing, and create music. She brings her guitar and folk music instruments. Her books with traditional Hispanic songs and original songs are loved by all audiences. At the end of the presentation, students can do a Q&A section. If time allows, Rita Rosa plays a word-song game with students.

This presentation could be bilingual or Spanish-only. All participants will receive a complementary bookmark.

AV and Tech Needs for In-Person Visits

Sound system with an iPhone or laptop connection  

Honorarium

In Florida: $800

Outside Florida: $1,000 plus travel expenses

Virtual Visits: $500

Ordering Books

Schools and libraries may order books at a discounted rate by visiting The Scholastic Teacher Store or by calling 1-800-SCHOLASTIC.

Sipping Spiders Through a Straw: Campfire Songs for Monsters

by Kelly DiPucchio , Gris Grimly

Grades

1–2, 3–5

Guided Reading Level

Not Available

Books | Individual Titles | Hardcover Book | Hardcover Book and CD
Starting at: $15.99

Melody and the Mermaids

by Sue McMillan , Karen Sapp

Grades

PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5

Guided Reading Level

H

Books | Individual Titles | Paperback Book
Starting at: $4.00

Cassie the Concert Fairy

by Daisy Meadows

Grades

1–2, 3–5

Lexile® Measure

750L

Books | Individual Titles | Paperback Book
Starting at: $4.99

Ellie the Guitar Fairy

by Daisy Meadows

Grades

1–2, 3–5

Guided Reading Level

N

Books | Individual Titles | Paperback Book
Starting at: $4.99

Sadie the Saxophone Fairy

by Daisy Meadows

Grades

1–2, 3–5

Guided Reading Level

N

Books | Individual Titles | Paperback Book
Starting at: $4.99

Grandma's Records

by Eric Velasquez

Grades

PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5

Guided Reading Level

O

Books | Individual Titles | Paperback Book
Starting at: $5.95
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