Students will receive an engaging read-aloud experience with a book of their choice from the series. It will include a 10 min a Q & A.
My Q & A period is an opportunity for classes/groups to ask me questions about ‘The Amazing Zoe’ series, my writing experience and what steps students can take in order to publish their own book. Students will follow the steps I use for my personal journey of the character and story development. They will be guided through a brainstorming session that encourages creativity and will set them well on their path to writing their first book. *Read-aloud NOT included.
I offer 60-minute sessions that will allow your class/group to take a deeper dive into a specialized interactive lesson plan. This session will include the following:
Explore the importance of diversity
Read-aloud with book of choice from the series
Appropriate words and terms to use that speak to inclusion.
Diversity Discussion and powerpoint presentation (Literature, art, film)
Personal perspective as a Canadian, BIPOC author
1-Diversity and inclusion activity
Q & A
Every school/group is unique and has its own mission. I’m happy to work with you to create an impactful and memorable experience for your students or community. Schools that wish to group 4 or more classes simultaneously, will be considered an ‘assembly’ and different rates will apply. Please contact me to discuss additional details, we will work together to arrive at a suitable plan.
Here are a few ‘housekeeping’ items that I would like to share with you, to help create a smooth booking process.
I recommended that your title of choice is read in advance, for either the promotional or paid sessions. This helps create excitement for the students, it will increase engagement and will give them something extra special to look forward to. Imagine being at a concert, you know very little about the artist, and don’t know any of the songs? It’s most enjoyable when you have familiarity and can ‘sing’ along. *Please no sharing of books or receipts when scheduling an author visit, even if you are booking from the same school.
Help your students prepare up to 8 questions in advance. It will help guide our discussion and will provide an additional opportunity for a classroom dialogue.
Depending on the platform you use, (Zoom, Google Meets, etc.) please remember to provide the link at a minimum of, an hour prior to the virtual visit. This will allow us time to ‘troubleshoot’ in case there are any unforeseen technical difficulties.
For paid visits, I accept PayPal and credit card payments. Payment in full is due prior to your session. In your virtual visit request form, kindly include all necessary details for a formal invoice. It will be emailed to you upon booking. (Please include: contact name, address of the location etc.)
Once your virtual session is confirmed, I will forward you a ‘meet and greet’ sheet to be emailed to the parents of each student. The sheet includes a short biography, descriptions of the books, and a few main objectives about what the students will learn from each story. This is a great way for me to introduce myself, and involve parents in the author visit experience. The sheet also includes where the books can be purchased, should the parents wish to include ‘The Amazing Zoe’ in their home library. Kindly send out your email at least 1-day in advance of our scheduled time.
Cancellations. I know things may come up, therefore I am happy to accommodate the change in your schedule. Please allow a minimum of 24 hours’ notice. We can reschedule an available date/time that works for you.
Please note, the currently listed rates are for classroom settings that consist of 25 students or less.
Lastly, how did you enjoy the presentation? Your feedback is important to me and helps to ensure an ultimate experience with your class. Please email me your response and kindly leave your review of the book on the platform to which you have purchased. Referrals are also welcome.
What Teachers are Saying…
Duke (Grade 1 teacher, Peel Region)
The Children Were Glued!
Nicky (Grade 1 teacher, Peel Region)
This Book Matters
Carolyn (Grade 3 teacher, Durham Region)
Approached A Difficult Topic with Fairness
Liene (Grade 1 teacher, Peel Region)
The Kids Were So Engaged!
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