By using ideas directly from the students at our assemblies, we create a show that engages and inspires them like few others can - all while retaining deep educational value and promoting a love for reading and writing!
Strengthen writing proficiency
Develop critical thinking
Spark students' creativity
The Imagination Machine's most popular assembly will literally bring your students' own stories to life! Nothing inspires your students to write like watching their own words spring onto the stage, fully-fleshed out in a complete production with professional actors, music, and costumes! The selected authors also receive a Certificate of Writing Achievement at the end of the show. This is the show that will have your students begging to write stories!
from the top
Jane Austen, William Shakespeare, and Maya Angelou all had one thing in common. Whenever they were writing something new, they had to take it from the top! We all start with that same blank piece of paper in front of us, it's what follows that makes it something special. From the Top! answers that age old question, "Where do I begin?" With a focus on character development and how those characters change and effect the plot, we will show you how easy it is to build your story from ideas found in your very own imagination.
When one of our actors is visited by a friendly face from the future, they learn that the story they're about to turn in might be missing one of the most important parts of any great story: the plot! But with help from the audience, as well as some fun plot-building exercises, they manage to fix the problem and create the perfect story. All they needed was a Great Plot!
"Write Away!" focuses on moving beyond the basics of writing, and turning a first draft into a masterpiece! With the help of the audience, we create a brand new story unique to your school, then add the second step of writing : rewriting! Demonstrating the importance of adding details, finding the perfect story genre, and adding the finishing touches that give the authors their own distinct voice, this assembly proves that a single idea for a story can have many different versions. After you finish your first draft, you can still write away!