Awesome Educational Fun!
Transmitting Joy, inspiring creativity
Mark Binder promotes reading, listening and writing.
Any grade (pk-12) • Any size group,
“Engaging, Inspirational, Humorous. The students were actively engaged, participatory and smiling! At our faculty meeting after school, ALL teachers, when asked, gave the program a 'THUMBS UP'.”
— North Scituate Elementary
"Starting the day out as a storyteller Mark had the students rolling in the aisles laughing and wholeheartedly enjoying the presentation. Mark then presided over a writing session with students from grades four and five where they worked on the writing process. We were also fortunate enough that each of our students left with one of Mark’s books, tying in with our literacy initiative. I cannot speak enough about the positive experience had by all involved in this day and would highly recommend a visit from Mr. Binder." – Afton Elementary, NY
Students lean in, listen, laugh and learn…
AUTHOR VISITS & STORYTELLING CONCERTS
Mark mixes readings, storytelling, question and answer with how-to mini lessons.
Compelling, fun, and grade-appropriate.
"Write it then Right it" teaches creativity, story structure, revision and completion
For info & Booking
Please call +1.401.272.8707
or Beth Hellman
• School Book Order Information •
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. A graduate of Columbia University, he holds an MA in Theater and English. As a storyteller, he has more than 25 years experience in schools around the world.
Educational programs for all grades PK-12
Author visits – 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, then ReWrite it – inspire creativity and teach story structure. *Usually for grades 3-12
Workshop residencies begin with an assembly, and then break into classroom sessions. Students will learn, then write… and write… and write! Write it (part 1) focuses on imagination, the parts of a story, and getting it down on paper. ReWrite it (part 2) digs into revision, elaboration and editing. Release it (part 3) is about perfecting and publishing. (Yes, you can do just part 1 or just 1 and 2.)
Storytelling “concerts” – transmit joy
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!