I am sharing this video from Blythewood High School - who hosted my new "Nevermore: Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe" program a few weeks back.
And here's a few comments that have been shared on the SCASL email over the past few days:
"We recently had Chad Crews visit our school to perform his new show, Evermore: Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe. Chad recites several works of Poe (in their entirety) from memory including "The Tell-Tale Heart" and "The Raven." Between stories/poems, Chad keeps the audience engaged with magic routines that go along with Poe's work. He does a great job with the students, and our students especially liked his Q&A at the end of the show this year. Chad has been to our school each year for the past few years, and we recommend his show for the high school level. I know that many middle schools use him, but I want to let high schools know that he has much to offer high school students as well." Amy Whitfield, Media Specialist, Blythewood High
Below are some quotes from teachers at Blythewood:
"My students were curious to know more about Poe after the presentation. I loved how knowledgeable he was on the subject, and the emphasis he placed on the recitations."
"Students were interested, entertained, and educated during it. It was a break from the typical classroom learning, and there was something for everyone"
"I agree completely! My middle school students really enjoyed Nevermore: Tales and Poems of Edgar Allen Poe when Chad came this past Wednesday. Although the program is appropriate for middle school, it is also suitable for high school. The teachers who attended also thought that it was wonderful!" Kim Isiminger, Media Specialist, Lakeside Middle
"Our middle school loves Chad Crews. This year our PE department used funds they raised through their department to pay for his visit. Our students and faculty alike love his program. After Chad's visit, students check out all of our Poe and scary stories . Great reading promotion!" Lorena Swetnam, Media Specialist, Blythewood Middle
Thanks to everyone for the kind words on the programs! I have a great time performing for your students!