I enjoy visiting schools, libraries and book stores. I offer a variety of programs for preschool-8th grade classes, based on the content of my books and on the craft of writing. I am happy to tailor a program to your classroom needs or specific curriculum.
Grades Pre-k - 2
Best Pumpkins Ever
I read The Best Sukkot Pumpkin Ever and do a pumpkin art workshop, or seed science lesson depending on grade level. I include a question period at the end. (45-60 minutes).
Grades K - 1
Thesaurus Rex Has A Way With Words
Thesaurus Rex and some familiar dinosaur friends come to class ready to play a fun word game and then imagine and illustrate what might be Thesaurus Rex’s next adventure. (45 minutes).
How is baking a cake like writing a story? Well, there are ingredients for one (think: characters, plot, and structure). And a recipe (pacing, arc). Don’t forget flavor (genre, theme). How you put those ingredients together, in what amounts and in what order can make a cake (read story) a delicious success. Or a total flop. Get your aprons on and be ready to mess up the kitchen while we learn to become Cake Writers!