Programs in Schools
Transmitting Joy with school AUTHOR VISITS, Writing Residencies & STORYTELLING
In classrooms, libraries or assemblies…
Mark Binder's programs inspire reading, listening and writing.
AUTHOR VISITS & STORYTELLING (grades PK-8 and families)
Mark mixes readings, storytelling, question and answer with how-to mini lessons.
Compelling, fun, and age-appropriate.
WRITING RESIDENCIES (grades 3-12)
"Write it then Right it" teaches creativity, story structure, revision and completion
Students lean in, listen, laugh and learn…
Mark is the author of The Bed Time Story Book, Cinderella Spinderella, It Ate My Sister and many more. He is an Audie Audiobook Award Nominee, and a Parents' Choice Gold Award Winner. As a storyteller, he has more than 25 years experience in schools.
Educational programs for all grades PK-12
Author visits that encourage reading (and writing)
With a blend of reading, storytelling, song, and question/answer, and some mini-lessons, award-winning author and storyteller Mark Binder engages all ages and transmits the joy of reading. Mark astonishes with nutritious and delightful stories, and then answers questions!
Author Visits blend reading, storytelling, mini-lessons with question-answer. Students enjoy listening, engage with the material, learn from experience and get answers to questions they care about. Teacher input is not only welcome, it's requested! We want to help your students improve and excel.
These programs can be delivered "virtually" or live and in person.
As always, the level of material varies based on the age of the group and the needs of the organization.
"Write it, then Right it" workshop residencies that inspire creativity and teach story structure. *Usually for grades 3-12
Begins with an assembly, and then breaks into classroom workshops. Students will write… and write… and write! Write it (part 1) focuses on imagination, the parts of a story, and getting it down on paper. Right it (part 2) digs into revision, elaboration and editing. Release it (part 3) is about perfecting and publishing. (Yes, you can do only part 1 or just 1 and 2.)
The Joy of Storytelling “concerts”
Assemblies, classrooms, grade level, after school, evening family programs. Educational and entertaining. Perfect for enrichment or rewards, just before a vacation, or just for fun. Schools are welcome to request stories or themes. Mark has a repertoire of more than 150 fun tales. Tall Tales, Stories for Peace, Holiday Stories, Spooky Stories and more.
Mark's schedule aligns with your bell schedule. All his 45-60 minute programs are adapted based on the grade level and the needs of your school. On any given day, Mark can present assemblies or classroom visits. He has sound systems that work in any room. Virtual program options, too…
Mark reminds students that reading and hearing stories is fun!
“The students enjoyed listening to your stories and hearing their questions answered. We'll be looking to read your books in class now!”
— Grade 1 Teacher