My presentations focus on creativity, research, revision, story and writing elements. These sessions are interactive and engaging, and I'm able to adjust my programs to meet the specific need of your school or library. I'm a former adjunct professor, and have experience both in developing curriculum and engaging children of a variety of ages.
Presentation Length by Grade Level:
K-1st: 20-35 minutes of storytime with drawing activities and Q & A.
2-3rd: 35-45 minutes of what makes a story, basic revision, drawing demo, and Q & A.
4-6th: 45-50 minutes interactive presentation on book creation from idea to finished product, research, editing and revision, and Q & A.
7-12th: Writing or drawing workshops on a variety of topics: brainstorming, revision, using mentor texts, composition, etc.
While I can do whole-school presentations, I highly recommend they are limited to one or two grades at a time - it is easier to keep the kids engaged when the information is targeted to their level. Typically meeting with a single class at a time is the most rewarding for the kids.
Cost: $200 per session. $700 for a full-day of 3 sessions, virtual lunch with a small group, and virtual booksigning.