Ideas and Themes
Using my education background, I can incorporate reading strategies into the reading of any book. I have thousands of books to choose from in my collection. I will work with you to find exactly the right book for my visit. If you have favorite stories in mind, just let me know. Otherwise, I can give you some suggestions of my favorites. All books will be preapproved by you in advance of the visit. I would also love to share the books that I have authored and discuss the writing and publishing process!
Some General Monthly Theme Suggestions:
January - Winter Stories
February - Black History Month
March - Awakening to Spring
April - Fables and Folktales
May - Rhyming and Mother Goose
June - Summer Fun
July - Historical Figures
August - Character Education and Beginning of School Classroom Mgmt.
September - Apples and Harvest Time
October - Fantastic Fall
November - Native American Folktales and Thanksgiving
December - Holidays Around the World
General Information and Pricing
The average base rate for an author visit in a school is $200 per grade level.
Author visits are for approximately 45 - 60 minutes depending on the age of the group attending the show. The visit includes a PowerPoint presentation about the role and origination of ancient Cherokee storytellers along with a reading of one book written by the author.
Small Group Visits:
The average base rate for an individual class visit is $100. There is a multiple visit program discount, in addition to a multiple class discount if you have several classes attend on the same day.
There is a nonrefundable 50% deposit to book a date.
I am available for in-house field trips at elementary schools, preschools and daycares. I also visit churches, parent groups, homeschool groups, birthday parties and senior centers.
Reading visits are for approximately 30 minutes. The visit will include one or two stories. Depending on the story, the visit could also include a puppet or songs.
The ideal attendance during a story would be limited to approximately 25 - 30 listeners. This is only an approximation and I will work with your group so that everyone will be able to enjoy the story.