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School Reading & Literacy Assembly Program

Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana & Michigan Library & School Reading Summer Show Assembly Assemblies

"Chris, your program gets better every time we see you, and you're one of the BEST!"
Graham Elementary, Naperville, IL

Reading AND Literacy: It's all about Common Core Curriculum!

Reading is a skill, an interpretation and an activity.
Literacy is knowing how to read, write and speak formally.
It's important to not only know how to read, but how to use it to communicate.
After your students see this program, they'll understand why they need to know both!

Chris McBrien's "Read To Succeed" Show is a fantastic way to motivate your students to WANT to read more. Based on Common Core Curriculum, Chris incorporates reading skills, literacy skills, books and good reading habits into an exciting adventure through history, invention and possibilities for their future, he'll have your students RACING for books...ALL the books!
Chris stresses to students it's not just a few books that matter, but all the books on their "menu" during the day matter! School textbooks, books for fun...all of them help make their dreams turn into reality.
While the students are having a blast, teachers will be happy to find LOTS of EDUCATIONAL CONTENT packed into the program. Anagrams, library etiquette, book categories, the Dewey Decimal system (taught by Dewey Duck), Rhymes/Poetry, Synonyms, Antonyms, Homophones, and Storytelling are all there...presented in a way that's at their age level, easy to understand and extremely memorable!

Our program uses Common Core Curriculum guidelines, as well as award winning audience participation, ventriloquism, comedy, storytelling and illusion to teach students, not just "entertain" them. Chris is a teacher first and foremost...
Your school has time for nothing less than the perfect assembly...
Chris offers that fantastically affordable prices!

Besides all the great information, in the middle of the show Chris, a trained actor and storyteller, will tell a story in classic dramatic style with a's INTERACTIVE! Students get to do the sound effects and mimic reactions of the characters!

You can choose from the following stories. All can be geared to ages K - 6:

Stone Soup: the classic story about a community that works together to save their village.

The Island: A twist on "Stone Soup" about two kingdoms who use each others written information to save their kingdoms and end up with something better than they ever dreamed!

They Necklace: A little girl borrows a magic necklace to make friends, but doesn't read the directions! Trouble, and hilarity, ensues until she finds finally reads the directions and saves the day...for everyone!

We present Common Core Curriculum grade appropriate topics:

* Nouns *  Verbs * Adjectives * Rhymes * Synonyms * Antonyms * Homophones * Storytelling

Literacy Skills:
* Read Carefully  * Read Out Loud  * Take Your Time * Sound It Out
* Latin Roots! * Word History * Apply The Information: THINK * Re Read! * Annunciation
* Try Higher Reading Levels * Write Your Story!

Reading Skills:
* Imagining What You Read * Feeling The Words * Fiction Vs. Non Fiction
* Genres * Read About Diverse Cultures * Lessons: Moral of the Story
* Story Structure * Description * Story, Drama & Poetry * Metaphor & Simile

Teachers, principal and parents are often astonished at just how much education Chris can pack into this program. If you haven't seen this program, don't miss out! This show has received rave reviews from educators, parents and students for 10 YEARS!

Our schools LOVE us! Watch a video produced by Mount Prospect Public's booked a lot for us!
The video below it is our general promo video. Watch the beginning for our interactive storytelling clips.
Students learn a lot through interactive storytelling, as your peers testify to in their rave reviews!



We are looking forward to bringing our highly acclaimed Reading / Literacy program "Read to Succeed" elementary, intermediate and primary school assembly to your school!
Simply call our toll free number or email us for more details.

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The McBrien Family


From Chicago Illinois to the surrounding 5 states of Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan, the Magic Storyteller is proud to present his highly acclaimed Read to Succeed! Literacy School Assemblies!

We provide Literacy / Reading School Assembly Assemblies for these States and their Cities:

IL Illinois Reading Literacy School Assembly Speaker Comedian Comedy Funny Motivational : Chicago Metro Area Skokie Crystal Lake Schaumburg St. Charles Naperville Aurora Plainfield Lisle Downers Grove Crystal Lake Rockford Moline Galena Hinsdale Minooka Channahon Forest Park Oak Park Niles Glen Ellyn Riverside La Grange Quad Cities Chicago Heights Palos Heights Coal City Fairview Heights Marion Metropolis Jerseyville Collinsville Glen Carbon Alton Troy Mt. Vernon Marion Belleville Minooka Channahon Jacksonville Springfield Decatur Chester Frankfort Hinsdale Aurora McHenry Woodstock Orland Park Lindenhurst Harvard DeKalb Berwyn Batavia Wheaton Elgin Braidwood Wilmington Morris Ottawa Geneva Tinley Park Evergreen Park Peotone Watseka Chillicothe Peoria Kewanee Rock Falls Sterling Geneseo Galesburg Monmouth Macomb Salem Godfrey Carbondale Freeburg Carterville Harrisburg Galatia Lebanon Highland Litchfield Chatham New Berlin Loami Quincy Taylorville Freeport Dixon Yorkville Lockport Bolingbrook Marengo Sycamore New Lenox Itasca Sandwich Gurnee Elizabeth Morris Plano North Aurora Winnebago Wilmette Skokie Morton Grove Malta Lakewood Ridgefield Beach Park Winthrop Harbor Park City Lindenhurst Third Lake Tower Lakes Inverness Rolling Meadows Round Lake Beach McCullom Lake Lilymoor Holiday Hills Cary Carpentersville Greenwood Bull Valley Gilberts Elburn Genoa Hebron Cherry Valley Lena Kingston Illinois

IA Iowa Reading Literacy School Assembly Speaker Comedian Comedy Funny Motivational : Quad Cities Goose Lake Muscatine Clinton DeWitt Davenport Des Moines Sioux City Bettendorf LeClaire Dubuque Waterloo Tipton Maquoketa Camanche Burlington Cedar Falls Ankenny Fort Dodge Mount Pleasant Ottumwa Fairfield Oskaloosa Washington Iowa City Le Claire Fort Madison Keokuk Iowa

MI Michigan Reading Literacy School Assemblies Speaker Comedian Comedy Funny Motivational : Holland Detroit Lansing Colon Ada Addison Algonac Muskegon Grand Haven Norton Shores Kalamazoo Battle Creek Lansing Mt. Pleasant Big Rapids Midland Bay City Port Huron Flint Grand Blanc Dearborn Southfield Sterling Heights Rochester Hills Pontiac Waterford Brighton Howell Ann Arbor Jackson Albion Three Rivers St. Joseph Cheboygan Alpena Traverse City Cadillac Lapeer Taylor
Troy St. Clair Shores Three Wyoming West Bloomfield Township Woodhaven Monroe Livonia Hudsonville Holly Hamtramck Grosse Point Park Farmington Hills Canton Beecher Allendale Bay City Michigan

IN Indiana Reading Literacy School Assemblies Assembly Speaker Comedian Comedy Funny Motivational : Indianapolis Merrillville Valparaiso St. John Santa Claus Mt. Vernon Evansville Boonville Sellersburg Bloomington Mooresville Greenwood Noblesville Lafayette Kokomo Muncie Fort Wayne Terre Haute Auburn Warsaw Elkhart Mishawaka La Porte Lowell Cedar Lake Valparaiso Hobart Merrillville Griffith Lake Station Highland Chesterton Indiana

WI Wisconsin Reading Literacy School Assembly Speaker Comedian Comedy Funny Motivational : Milwaukee Appleton Kenosha Madison Platteville Prairie du Chien Mt. Horeb Oak Creek Waukesha Janesville West Bend Sheboygan Manitowoc Green Bay Waupun Oshkosh Verona Sturgeon Bay Two Rivers Racine Pleasant Prairie Dodgeville Richland Center Baraboo Reedsburg Portage Harmony Grove Wisconsin Dells Wisconsin
As Seen in and serving as:

Iowa Reading Literacy School Assembly Speaker
Illinois Reading Literacy School Assembly Speaker
Northern Reading Literacy School Speaker
Wisconsin Reading Literacy School Assembly Speaker
Madison Wisconsin Reading Literacy School Assembly Speaker
Indiana Reading Literacy School Assembly Speaker
Michigan Reading Literacy School Assembly Speaker
Indianapolis Indiana Reading Literacy School Speaker
Grand Rapids Michigan Reading Literacy School Assembly Speaker
Chicago Illinois Reading Literacy School Assembly Speaker
Lansing Michigan Reading Literacy School Assembly Speaker
Sterling Heights Michigan Reading Literacy School Assembly Speaker
Quad City Iowa Illinois Reading Literacy School Assembly Speaker
Rockford Illinois Reading Literacy School Assembly Speaker
Bloomington Illinois Indiana Reading Literacy School Assembly Speaker
Springfield Illinois Reading Literacy School Assembly Speaker
Naperville Illinois Reading Literacy School Assembly Speaker
Watseka Illinois Reading Literacy School Assembly Speaker
Kenosha Wisconsin Reading Literacy School Assembly Speaker
Milwaukee Wisconsin Reading Literacy School Assembly Speaker
Schaumburg Illinois Reading Literacy School Assembly Speaker
Davenport Iowa and Bettendorf Reading Literacy School Assembly Speaker
Des Moines Iowa Reading Literacy School Assembly Speaker
Fort Wayne Indiana Reading Literacy School Assembly Speaker
Frankfort Illinois Reading Literacy School Assembly Speaker
Rock Island Illinois Reading Literacy School Assembly Speaker
Dubuqe  Iowa Reading Literacy school assembly speaker
Galena Illinois Reading Literacy School Assembly Speaker