Adventures in Reading
Explore Books on a Reading Safari. Finally – an elementary reading show that’s really about reading and language arts – and a lot of fun, too!
In-Person or Virtual/Online for Schools and Camps!Age Range: K-6
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Explore Books on a Reading Safari. Finally – an elementary reading school assembly show that’s really about reading and language arts – and a lot of fun, too! Adventures in Reading is not another thinly disguised magic or puppet show that briefly mentions books. Instead, it’s a highly energetic, motivational program that’s received rave reviews from countless teachers and librarians. During the zany 40-minute reading safari, our hero, Ed Venture, helps students discover that reading leads to many rewards. The Adventure Includes: Sentence Structure | Punctuation | Story Parts | Spelling | The Alphabet | Word Games | Book Genres | Benefits of Reading
*Theme/Presenter/Backdrop/Props may vary depending on your location.
Adventures in Reading Virtual/Online Set-up
Audience: K-8 Capacity: 300 screens
Presentation Time: 45 minutes
Prefersplit younger/older but not required
Platform: Zoom preferred, others available if school sets-up and hosts
Presenter will: set-up and email Zoom link as late as the week prior to your show date. Please anticipate meeting presenter in the Zoom meeting 15-minutes prior to your start time so they may enable you/school representative as a co-host and accommodate any last-minute details/instructions.
Adventures in Reading In-Person Setup
Audience: PreK-6 Capacity: 400 in-person
Presentation Time: 40 to 45 minutes
Prefer split younger/older but not required
Set-Up Time: 45 minutes. Please ensure performance space is clear and empty of classes during set-up time.
Take-Down Time: 30 minutes
Presentation Area: Brightly lit performance space; minimum area of 8 ft. x 20 ft. Performance space can be stage or floor-level; floor level is preferred. If performance space is floor level, please seat students on the floor and not in chairs. If the performance area is a stage, please make sure there are stairs for easy volunteer access to the performance area.
Assembly Requirements: One large table. Depending on your location, you may be asked to provide a PA system with RCA-jack input. Nearby electrical outlet or extension cord.
Explore Books on a Reading Safari!
Explore Books on a Reading Safari! Adventures in Reading – a reading show that’s really about reading and language arts – and a lot of fun, too! This is not another thinly disguised magic or puppet show that briefly mentions books. Instead, it’s a highly energetic, motivational program that’s received rave reviews from countless teachers and librarians.
A show that’s really about reading and language arts!
During the zany 40-minute reading safari, our hero, Ed Venture, helps students discover that reading leads to many rewards.
It’s a lot of fun too!
The Adventure Includes: Sentence Structure | Punctuation | Story Parts | Spelling | The Alphabet | Word Games | Book Genres | Benefits of Reading
Your Virtual Reading Adventures Show was awesome! All the kids were talking about it as they were leaving.
Laura Cassetty – Teacher
Thank you so much for a great two virtual shows. The kids and staff enjoyed it a lot! My students kept saying “He’s a magician!” It was an amazing show! I’m having a lot of teachers and students raving about it. You were great and I really really appreciate all you did for us!! So, kudos to you! I appreciate everything! I’m sure we’ll book you again in the future.
Maria Manzo – Teacher
Long Branch, NJ
Doug has a great energy and the students really responded to him. Our students have moderate/severe Intellectual Disabilities, and he was able to connect with them – even thru Zoom! Thank you so much for presenting to our students!
Darla Beeson – Principal
Monte Vista School
It was great! The kids really enjoy participating and you bring enthusiasm! Keep it up.
Stephen Whitehead – Teacher
The program was age appropriate with a positive message about literacy. It was enjoyed by the staff and students. All of the feedback I received from the AES staff was positive. I observed the response from our students during the programs and it was evident they understood the message and enjoyed themselves!
Thomas Lenton – Principal
This presenter was so engaging and really managed all 200+ students very well. He called many kids up to participate and the kids learned about the purpose of reading and did numerous fun reading/spelling activities. They came away saying it was one of their absolute favorite assemblies! We can’t wait to book him again next year!
Elizabeth Finigan – Teacher
Students loved it. We will do this again.
Dr. Pamela Rader – Principal
I really enjoyed the content, we had great feedback from staff, students and teachers alike! Thank you for coming to our school I am confident that our students will pursue books this week!!
Jaime Stiansen – PTA
Running Springs, CA
The Adventures in Reading school show was awesome and students were engaged the whole time. He did a great job and was very professional and entertaining . The students are still talking about it. Thank you so much.
Maureen Trainor – Teacher
We got great feedback from staff saying it was a great show for the kids, very entertaining.
Kate Demarest – PTA
Huntington Station, NY
Doug Scheer put on a fantastic show for us – the teachers and students loved it! He was very funny and entertaining and we loved how he integrated reading!
Pamela Clarke – Librarian
Milford Central School
Students and teachers loved the show. Several stated it was the best one we’ve had. We will speak with the PTO next year to see if we can do it again.
Andrew Loy – Dean of Students
Bangor Public Schools
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