Welcome Librarians! Here is more information about our BookTelling Performances
and Family Literacy Programs! Read with Laurie StorEBooks @ Your Library! Here's a fun way to celebrate reading & family literacy
while motivating young readers, writers, artists:
Book A BookTeller! Bring the Mother Goose Rapper Laurie Story Vela to your library ...
Featured Theme For Summer 2018: Read A Note: Music Rocks! Laurie StorEBooks & Songs are all about making music! Free musical Laurie StorEBooks & Songs + Online musical word play games!
Our hands on rhythm instruments used with small goups (30)
include drums & shakers for making music! Let's Celebrate Reading, Rhyme and Creativity at YOUR Library!
Laurie Story BookTelling Shows
are available for summer reading programs ~ or anytime! Lots of rhyme & alliteration in this literacy celebration!
"Once again you wowed the crowd with your songs & stories, rhymes & rhythms! We received lots of wonderful, positive comments from parents after your program, about how their children were singing the rest of the afternoon and asking for their own "star drums" to take home! I hope you've had a lot of internet activity with parents
& their children enjoying your
online books as well."
Amber Sady, Youth Services,
Carson City Library, Carson City, NV
"Diverse, age appropriate programs, infectious - has kids rhyming, using alliteration, great expression, word play, out the door and weeks beyond the performance!And the Student eBook Publishing Program! Such a dynamic way to involve older kids and use as a springboard for more writing and reading projects!"
Julie Kurtz, School Library Media Specialist, Canaseraga Central School, NY
BookTelling Performances! We specialize in reading celebrations, reading themes, and anytime family reading fun. Laurie
Story BookTelling blends the literary, visual, musical & dramatic
arts in an interactive, muti-media performance. Laurie's Stories are written in rhyme & alliteration, illustrated
in colorful, multi-faceted modalities that are presented through the
computer and onto a big screen. The big screen images are narrated
by Author/Illustrator & Mother Goose Rapper, Laurie Story Vela,
in her interactive, participatory performances that invite audiences to
play with language. Our interactive performances are geared for audience age; incorporating music and multimedia BookTelling. Based on literacy FUNdamentals like rhythm & rhyme, alliteration, illustration & characterization,
our big screen visuals enhance interactive reading, word play and singing for celebrating literacy & imagination! Great for families & preschool-8th grades.
Performance space for image projection needed and a pull down screen is great!
Amplification in large spaces also recommended.
* * LaurieStory BookTelling Package:
* Participatory 40-60 minute Performance
geared for any combination of PreK, Grade School & Families
* Optional Related Craft ~ we bring the materials!
* Full Color Bookmarkers For All
* 11x17 Color Promotional Poster
* Travel * 6 Months Membership in our Leaping Literacy Online Library!
All for the Wee Fee of $250! Branch Libraries Block Book & Save Even More!
2 Shows, Same Location $375
2 Libraries, Same Day $450 3 Libraries, Same Day $600 4 Libraries, Same Day $750
We also offer playshops to publish Read about our unique student publishing program! We have many PlayShops to choose from that celebrate young readers, writers & performers! Time & scheduling often dictates what we're able to do but there are many fun possibilities including: * Your StorEBooks*Your TalkingEBooks*Your Music Videos* EBook Publishing Playshop:
Our Creative You eBook production & publishing playshop!
Make & take creativity from your library to your community!
An Original Summer Reading Program Book
written, illustrated & narrated by Carson City Library Youth:
& The Leaping Literacy Online Library The all original stories,
rhymes, songs & characters of Author/Illustrator/BookTeller & Mother Goose Rapper Laurie Story Vela build reading & spelling
fluency through rhyme, alliteration, contextual repetition
and meaningful word play.
From silent letters to homophones, Laurie's
Stories fosters the FUN in literacy fundamentals.
Check out our free Leaping Literacy Online Library featuring:
Hundreds of Free Phonics Play Pages & Laurie StorEBooks
Ear Training and Kinesthetic
Phonemic & Syllabic Awareness at All Stages
Sound-Sight Pattern Recognition and Fluency
FUN Grammar Basics
Computer Applications for Cyber Literacy
Join us on the Free Shelf of the Leaping Literacy Online Membership Library for weekly freebies including Laurie StorEBooks, songs, videos and more!
“Promotes ear training and phonemic
& syllabic awareness … captures the attention of kids and
their parents …
very effective and crisp … extremely professional.”
– Robert Wozniak, Ph.D., Former
President of the Piaget Society, Department Chair, Child Development,
Bryn Mawr College, PA
Story Thematic Shows
Rhymes, songs, characters and stories around a theme!
Book Lore: Discoveries, Mysteries, Histories Reading To Win: Sports Shorts
(Alternative, Alliterative Athletics!) Read Around the Clock: Counting & Clocks
Book Jackets: Clothes
Mother Goose On The Loose
Read Around The House: Family
Book Bones: Body & Senses
Birthday Book Bash: Birthday
Reading Reindeer: Christmas
Book Boos: Jellybean Halloween
Read A Note: Music
Dinosaur Book Lore: Dinosaurs
Reading To Win: Sports Shorts
Climbing Read Mountain: Nature
Undersea Library: Beach Books
Imagine Insects: Book Bugs
Kangaroos Read Too: Animals
Splish Splash Book Bash: Water
Book Branches: Trees
Read A Green
Laurie's Bedtime Stories
Laurie Story Phonetic
Shows Rhymes, songs, characters and stories share a sound!
Stacks On Yaks!
Short e: The Best Nest!
Short i: Fish Swish!
Short o: Clock Talk!
Short u: Bugs In Tubs!
Long A: Gray Bay Rain!
Long E: These Trees!
Long I: Kite In Flight!
Long O: Oh No!
Long OO: Blue Shoes Cruise!
Combo Vowels: Good Book!
R Controlled Vowels: Purple Turtles!