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Topics: Reading, Imagination, Theatre Arts, Turn Off TV
Type of Show: Variety Show
Travels To: Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois
The Reading Pirates
PERFECT FOR READING MONTH!
If you are looking for a unique reading assembly program to offer your elementary students, then The Reading Pirates is the program you have been looking for. Presented by renowned children's book author and school show entertainer, Vikki Gasko, The Reading Pirates vs. Super Danny is a show that gets students excited about reading, while exploring the magic of imagination and the treasures in books.
In this fast paced, laugh-a-minute assembly show, The Reading Pirates, Captain "Hooked Off Phonics", Captain Computer Game, Admiral TV and Pirate Put-It-Off are trying to steer kids from the joys of reading a good book. Vikki, a master ventriloquist, brings all these colorful characters to "life" during the show as the students help to get the pirates to sail off into the sunset. The finale of the show includes a skit performed by the students that is fueled by their imagination.
Fun reading topics included in this assembly program include:
- Set aside time to read
- Growing your imagination with a book
- Reading for fun
- Turn off the TV
- There are "treasures" in books
- Using non-fiction books to learn something new
- Fiction vs. Non-Fiction
This action packed, 45-minute reading assembly show is available exclusively to public and private elementary schools in Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana. September, October and March are the most popular dates for this program, and we recommend that you plan early for the best choice of dates.
"What A Talent! You made learning Fun! Thank you for promoting reading in such a FUN way! " - West Leonard School
"Your performance was very impressive. Please come again. " - Caldershaw School - U.K.
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More about this reading assembly program...
The Reading Pirates vs. Super Danny is more than just a reading enrichment program. The show teaches and encourages students about the importance of turning off the TV and video games and setting aside time for pleasure reading. It is a program that explores imagination and the FUN of reading. These are topics and themes that teachers and parents always indicate are among the most important for their elementary students. School show entertainer Vikki Gasko presents the reading topics in a fun and inventive way, mixing ventriloquism, theatrical arts, illusions, music, and student participation with the reading message.
Many Michigan elementary schools book this reading program as part of March reading month activities or as a special way to honor and celebrate the March 2nd birthday or the world's most beloved children's book author, Dr. Seuss. In addition to March reading month, this assembly presentation is also popular at the beginning of the school year (September/ October) as a way to kick-start student's excitement about reading for the year. Librarians and Principals often choose this program as a special reward for students who reach a specific reading goals in their grade level.
Turn off the TV projects and campaigns are very popular among elementary schools in Indiana, Illinois, and across Michigan and Ohio. The Reading Pirates vs. Super Danny is the perfect enrichment assembly program to reinforce a Turn off the TV message to K-6 grade students. The show encourages students to set aside time for pleasure reading and helps them discover that there are activity options that are a lot more rewarding than TV and video games.
Rosco's Reading Program and Readers are Leaders are also a very popular reading assembly program among Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois elementary schools. You can fill out the form below to receive pricing and availability for any of our reading assemblies.
Vikki also has a musical Spanish assembly that gives students an introduction to Spanish.