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School Visits

Teachers, parents, and kids agree that author visits enhance the educational experience. When children meet authors in person they are inspired to read and write more. Even in times of economic downturn, author visits are a worthwhile investment.

“It was a pleasure to have S. Smith visit our classroom this year.  My sixth grade students were given insider information on what it is like to write a book.  She shared the process she used while focusing on revising and editing.  My students learned that the process takes time and effort and that the first write is not what gets published … Ms. Smith’s presentation allowed my students to see the writer in themselves.  I am certain that many of my students are writing their own novels this summer.  They have been inspired by S. Smith’s visit to our classroom.”  —6th grade language arts teacher

Presentations

I can tailor my presentation to the needs of your students. The focus can be on the writing process, the importance of reading for writing, gardening, or publishing. I will also tailor specifically to the age group. My books fit best with grades 3-8.

“Dear S. Smith, I loved your visit to our school. Guess what? The day after your visit my class had an auction and I used all my points to buy your book!” –an excited 6th grader

More about me

I am a licensed teacher and have taught all ages ranging from kindergarten to adults. My speciality area is English as a Second Language. I grew up on a farm and attended a small country school. My teaching experiences have been in large public schools, small private schools, and overseas, so I am at home in all situations. I LOVE VISITING CLASSROOMS !!!

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Fees

Current prices are $200 for half-day and $300 full-day. Skype sessions are $30 for 45 minutes. Fees are negotiable.

Ideas for Funding

If your school library budget is bare, don’t worry. There are many ways schools can find money to fund author visits!

If you, busy teacher that you are, do not have time to apply for grants or organize events, find an enthusiastic parent to help out. 🙂 And remember, the more the kids are involved to begin with, the better the event will be in the end.

Please email me at authorssmith@gmail.com with any questions or to book a visit. You may also use the contact page of this website. Thanks! I look forward to hearing from you.

“Thank you for inspiring me to read so I’ll be a better writer.” — 6th grader

 

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