Fun! Fun! Fun!
That’s what kids like best when their school is visited by an author – the fun!
I’m scheduling school visits for the 2012-2013 school year. I’d love to bring some fun to your school!
I offers workshops to fit every school’s interests, needs, and budget. My presentations are perfect for:
* An All School Assembly
* Hands-on workshops for small groups of students
* Inservice presentations and workshops for teachers
Call or email today to schedule some fun, fun, fun for your school!
email: [email protected].
Choose from the following presentations:
Living the Writer’s Life
Students and teachers will find out what it’s like to stay home and work in their pajamas all day and live the life of a writer! Of course, it isn’t all cozy pjs and sleeping late.
I will read some of my stories and books, and discuss what it takes to be a real, live author. For example, what goes into writing a book? Well, it depends. Is the book a beginning reader? A reference book for elementary students? Or a travel guide for kids 8-12? Using my books as examples, I will explain the writing process – from idea to completed project.
Works well as an all-school assembly,or for several smaller, classroom
Bringing the Past to Life: How to Write Historical Fiction and Nonfiction
There’s more to writing about history than just giving the facts. Whether you’re writing historical fiction or nonfiction, there are certain techniques to use to bring the past to life.
I will use my historical novels, The Locket, and The Lucky Baseball, as examples of how to create historical characters that bring the past to life. I’ll also talk about ways to bring nonfiction to life, using my book The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire and Sweatshop Reform as an example.
Works well as an all-school assembly, or for several smaller, classroom presentations at the upper elementary, middle school, and high school levels
Good Things Come in Threes: Using Simple Story Structure to Create Tales Children Will Love
Ever wonder why there are so many threes in children’s literature – three bears, three pigs, even three Billy Goats Gruff?
Then find out what the “Core of Three” is all about and learn to write your own enchanting tales using this simple story structure.
Participants discover why and how the number “three” plays such an important part in children’s literature. Various stories, poems, and picture books will be examined, then everyone will write their very own story in “The Core of Three.”
This is a hands-on, writing workshop – great for teachers OR students.
Making the Leap: How to Jump Into Freelance Writing for Children
If you’ve ever wanted to jump into freelance writing for children, or, if you’ve ever had a great story idea floating around in your head, then this workshop is for you!
I will show you how I made this leap and give you advice on things you can do right now (this very minute) to start your own part-time or full-time writing career.
Excellent for Teacher Inservices
Create a Reader/Writer Club at Your School
When I presented my reader/writer club idea at the IRA
(International Reading Association) World Congress in Maui, Hawaii, teachers from all over the world came to find out what this was all about!
Now – learn how you can create such a club at your school!
This is the perfect workshop for teachers!
Great for Teacher Inservices
Teaching the Elements of a Good Story: A Fun Project to Teach Writing and Improve Student Literacy
Here’s a project to introduce or reintroduce students of all ages and grade levels to story grammar and the elements of any good story. Even the most reluctant readers or writers will have fun!
This is a hands-on, writing workshop, that works well for students OR teachers.
Half day and full day residencies are available either for teacher in-service or Writers Workshops for students.
School Visits Pricing:
1/2 day visit (2 one-hour presentations) $500.00 plus expenses
Full day visit (4 one-hour presentations or full-day writers’ workshop residency with one classroom) $1000.00 plus expenses
Discounts available when booking visits for more than one school in a single area for the same week