A special school assembly program!!
Geared for all elementary grades!
Emphasis on books and reading!
Lots of audience participation!
Lots of comedy, music and surprise!!
Suitable for any public, parochial or private school setting!
Easy to arrange - just email or phone 440-937-5488!
Jim Kleefeld retired from 30 years teaching, only to launch a new career in educational assembly progams. Reading is Magic takes students from Kindergarten through 6th grade into the exciting world of fiction. Weaving plots, story lines and characters into magic tricks, Jim celebrates good literature, both classic and modern. Students will be entranced as characters they know and love are the subject of appearances, disappearances and magical transformations.
Routine 1 - The Three Bears: Students will discover ways to alter and extend a familiar story.
Routine 2 - The Billy Goats Gruff: Students will recall details of plot and characters in a story.
Routine 3 - Caps For Sale: Students will read for factual information.
Routine 4 - Alice in Wonderland: Students will value the importance of following directions.
Routine 5 - Johnny Appleseed: Students will use a graphic organizer to recall story facts.
Routine 6 - Literature Snippit: Students will name several genres of literature and cite an example of each.
Routine 7 - Betsy Ross and the First Flag: Students will recall facts from a non-fiction biography.
In Reading is Magic, Jim creates a magical sign to help the Caps for Sale peddlar, allows a student to magically select a book character, and explores how to make helpful use of non-fiction. The highlight of the show is the story of Air-Head Rudy who loses hes head over watching too much TV and magically recovers it when he learns to love reading. As in all of Jim's shows, there is a lot of comedy and a lot of audience participation.
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About the ProgramOne after another, Jim's routines will keep students and teachers fascinated. As always, there is a lot of comedy and a lot of audience participation to help students focus on and remember the objectives and educational content.
Like all of Jim's programs, this is a professionally scripted show, written with proper sequencing for high and low spots to provide children with lots of excitement but prevent them from becoming unruly. Children who are called on to assist are always rewarded and never embarrassed. Teachers and principals always comment on how wonderfully Jim handles children. In addition, Jim adds special humorous touches that just the adults will understand and enjoy.
As always, Jim brings all of his own props and tables, has specially-tailored costuming and carries his own backdrop and "anywhere" sound system. This is an act that can be performed in almost any location, large rooms or small, stage, auditorium, classroom or cafeteria. It can be adjusted to be suitable for groups of from 10 to 250. Schools with larger enrollments should have two programs. Splitting a full-range school into, say, one K-2 program and another for grades 3-5 allows Jim to customize the language, objectives and vocabulary to the different grade levels. When performing for Primary grades, Jim will make the program lighter, faster and more fun. When presenting the same program to Upper Elementary, Jim will use higher vocabulary, and focus more strongly on the objectives and cause and effect.