To all the educators and parent volunteers on my list,
Looking for an exciting way to engage students in curriculum this fall? Consider a dynamic author assembly for grades K-8th. The calendar says summer, but school in these parts starts again this week. I am already looking forward to school assemblies and keynotes this fall in such “exotic” locales as AL, TX, KS, and MS! (“Exotic” for a guy from California, anyway.) My mission: to get students EXCITED about reading, writing, exploring foreign cultures–and getting a fun dose of music such as jazz. I incorporate drumming, rhythmic storytelling, and Common Core principles into my presentations. I’m not sure I can exactly explain how I do it, but I also mix in four languages that I speak: English, Spanish, Japanese and jazz. Maybe this year, I’ll make it out your way, too! (Often I can “piggyback” schools onto existing tours. Or YOU can help me blaze a new trail to your region.) Just give a yell if you would like me to send specific information to share about my rhythmic, DYNAMIC language arts assemblies and bilingual family reading night events for grades K-6th. I have a passion for encouraging communities to read and have provided assemblies at over 1,000 schools! Here is what others say about my assemblies:
“A special thanks for the amazing time our students, staff and parents had with you. After waiting for 6 years to see you in person, I was like a kid at Christmas! You are an inspiration. Thanks so much for all you do to encourage kids to be lifelong readers.”
-Judi Jensen, teacher, Carmichael Elementary School, Sierra Vista, AZ
“You are an excellent presenter modeling multilingualism, music, creativity, and originality in addition to authoring fun books. You do an awesome job bringing reading joy to the students.”
-Louise Pontius, Librarian, Cantú Elementary School, Alton, TX
“Many of the teachers commented on how wonderful your presentations were: ‘The best we ever had!’ As you know, we have had many authors and illustrators visit our schools, and your presentations are the best!”
–Barbara Bundy, Librarian, Foot of Ten School and Charles Longer School, Hollidaysburg, PA
For a long list of other testimonials, please click here: https://matthewgollub.com/speaking-what-others-say/.
If you would like me to help get your students EXCITED about reading, learning about foreign cultures, and discovering music such as jazz, please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org Also, please note your CITY and STATE and any TIME FRAMES for assemblies if you have ones in mind, so I can try to save your school some money! Meanwhile, I invite you to my website www.matthewgollub.com and Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Matthew-Gollub-Author-Storyteller-Bilingual-Presenter/146727565428375 . (Please scroll down for a list of my books.)
Wishing you an inspired new school year,
*18 books, 25 national awards and distinctions
*1,000 schools visited around the U.S.!
Below are books written and/or published by Matthew Gollub.
Hot off the press! Michael’s Soccer Triumph
Hot off the press! Mailman Joe
NEW! Imagination Nation (English/Spanish cognate booklet)
Jazz Fly 2: The Jungle Pachanga (book w/ audio)
The Jazz Fly (book w/ audio)
Gobble, Quack, Moon (book w/ audio)
Super Grandpa (book w/ audio)
Superabuleo (book w/ audio)
Wooleycat’s Musical Theater (book w/ audio)
Give the Gift! 10 Fulfilling Ways to Raise a Lifetime Reader
5 Fun Tips to Raise a Lifetime Reader (booklet)
5 maneras divertidas de hacer que su niño lea para siempre (booklet)
The Moon Was at a Fiesta
La Luna se fue de fiesta
The Twenty-five Mixtec Cats
Los veinticinco gatos mixtecos
Ten Oni Drummers
Diez tamborileros oni
Cool Melons-Turn to Frogs!