I do virtual school visits!
From Idea to Book: grades 3-8, 50 minutes (Best with one or two classrooms, but also can be done with larger groups of classes that are the same grade. Students asked to bring writing journal to the presentation.)
This visit is a combination of writing process presentation and writing workshop. I share my writing process from idea to final publication along with specific strategies for each step. The focus of the writing workshop will be on generating ideas and then developing one idea enough to begin writing a first draft
Teachers have the option of signing up for a second presentation where I work with the same students on revising their completed first draft.
Author Visit Presentation: grades 1-2, 30 minutes
An interactive, funny presentation where I go over my writing process, ending with an introduction to John Muir and a reading of my book, John Muir Wrestles a Waterfall.
WRITING WORKSHOPS: (grades 3-8, One or two classes at a time.)
I will tailor workshops to fit your school’s needs. I’ve taken 8th graders through the different steps of revision on a piece they have already written, and worked with 2nd graders on creating showing details..
WRITING WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS: For the past two years I have led writing workshops for adults who want to start writing but need that little extra push to get started. We meet for six sessions. Included in our two hour session is a short writing lesson based on the writers’ demonstrated needs and then time for each writer to share and receive feedback on their own work. Ideal for teachers. You need to assemble the group.
Feel free to email me with questions about the presentations and also for fees.