SCHOOL VISITS AND WORKSHOPS
I would love to visit your school and talk with your students about reading. I also do workshops where students can add to the lessons taught in the classroom about writing a story. My programs are listed below, but I am open to whatever teachers would like for me to do.
Fun With Reading (Pre-K-2)
We play a game. I start by asking three questions about an animal, and the students guess the animal. Then students take turns asking three questions and letting other students guess what it is. My armadillo hand puppet and I read from my picture book, FRANKIE’S PERFECT HOME.
How to Write a Story (3-5)
Students talk about their favorite ways to travel: car, airplane, train, ship, bus. I tell them about my mother’s journey on an Orphan Train. We look at the steps I used to write her story. Students will receive a fun wordhunt. Q/A
Research is Fun (6-8)
We discuss researching for accurate information using my award winning YA historical novel, CAVES, CANNONS, AND CRINOLINES. We’ll also see what research is necessary for a contemporary novel and how writing it differs from writing a historical story. Bookmarks will be given to the students. Q/A
If you prefer a workshop where the students write their stories, I’m happy to do that.
Workshops (3-5 and 6-8)
Using Vision Boarding, students will write the bare bones of a short story. Q/A
I also speak at libraries, book fairs and conferences.
To learn more, leave a comment below, or email me at Beverlysmcclure (at) aol (dot) com. I’ll be happy to send you my brochure.
I’m now scheduling for spring and fall 2012 and beyond.