Author Visits and Teacher Resources
In-Person presentations are usually 45-60 minutes long for elementary school-age children. I will explain who is an author and an illustrator and what they do. I will then read a book and give a quick lesson on drawing a character from the book. I will show how important it is for characters to show emotion and how easy it is to change their expressions. There will be time for questions and, of course, to pass some stickers to the class. If the students purchased books, I could sign their copies.
There are lesson and activity sheets accompanying my debut Picture Book.
The Unwelcome Surprise
For older students, I can explain the physical characteristics of a book: The front cover, endpapers, the spine of the book, etc., and what it takes to write and illustrate a picture book.
We will discuss the plot elements that make up a picture book (or fiction short story) and can brainstorm with the class to develop a story and design the main character of the story we create. This activity can go well with a lesson plan on creative writing.
*Since I am also an illustrator, if you prefer to have an art lesson focused on picture books and some of the basics of drawing (composition and character design), I can accommodate those requests.
Thank you for inviting me to your school!
Please contact me for information regarding availability and fees.
Virtual visits are also a possibility.