School can be tough sometimes, but educational rap artist Corey Thornton knows how to help, and he uses music to do it. Corey was contacted by the producers of GMA3: What You Need to Know to share his story of inspiration, motivation and education, and talk about his partnership with Heinemann Publishing to share his story in classrooms around the world.
Rapping for Kids: Corey’s Story is a book in the grade four Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ (FPC) Guided Reading Collection, published by Heinemann. At the heart of FPC are the highest-quality leveled books that captivate and engage the hearts and minds of all students in the classroom. This particular biography tells the story of how rapper Corey Thornton uses his personal experiences and musical talents to help kids learn important life skills, like doing well in school, making good choices and standing up to bullying. Corey gives kids a serious message in a fun way that they remember, and when Corey raps, kids listen! View the GMA3 interview here
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ABC NEWS August 3, 2020: Using rap to motivate and educate students
Corey Thornton can’t stop, won’t stop inspiring kids everywhere with his music and videos.
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