I confess. These presentations are fun — and I have “hidden” goals. I want to teach the children while entertaining them.
Who & How Many?
I work with students of any age, even though my book is geared to upper elementary and middle school. I am comfortable with any size audience, but find 90 is the upper limit for group size.
You can have me for a whole day, a half day, even a week! (It all depends on what programs suit your group’s needs.)
Pre and post lesson plans are available for all programs.
I confess. The presentation is fun, but I have “hidden” goals. I want to teach the children while entertaining them. So, for you fellow teachers, here are the underlying objectives for my programs:
(Critical thinking) How to make informed decisions/choices when faced with opposing data.
(Writing skills) A model, then co-operative session that builds persuasive writing skills.
(Vocabulary) A presentation that employs word origins to recreate the monsters in the book and new, never-seen-before creatures.
For Teacher In-Service and PTO/PTA’s
Book talks for the best of ‘What’s New in Children’s Books and Books-Not-to-be-Forgotten.’
Presentation of the writing process: From idea to published work
For Teacher In-Service
Using Monsters and Water Beasts and other non-fiction as models, a workshop showing how to develop critical thinking, research skills and expository and persuasive writing.
Schools and libraries use different sources to sponsor author visits, including Title I, grants from local organizations or business groups, district funding, and PTA/PT’s.
For more information and fees contact me by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen has visited these schools.
Kennedy Junior High School, Naperville, IL
Mill Street School, Naperville, IL
George Washington Elementary, Kingsport, TN
Washington Elementary, Kingsport, TN
Beelog Elementary, Burnsville, NC
Burnsville Elementary School, Burnsville, NC
Clearmont Elementary School, Burnsville, NC
Eastfield Elementary, Marion, NC
Greenlee Elementary, Spruce Pine, NC
Micaville Elementary, Burnsville, NC
North Buncombe Elementary, Weaverville, NC
Sand Hill-Venable Elementary, Asheville, NC