K-2, 3-5, Middle school
Creative Writing, Storytelling, Visual Arts
ELA, Science, The Arts
$1200.00 plus cost of one night at hotel, for Author day: 3 presentations
Adventure in the world, plus Social Studies/Writing/Reading/Remedial Reading/Journal-keeping/Research/
Adventure Writing Assembly and Workshops
Writing to Explore: I take students on adventures around the world and show them the passion that lies at the heart of travel and writing. In this lively multimedia adventure presentation, I transport children to cloud-forested jungles to look for Inca treasure, up Mayan and Aztec temple walls, into the Arctic world of Inuit and polar bears, out to prehistoric early human excavations in East Africa, down historic rivers and waterways, and deep into the history and foreign cultures studied in elementary and middle school. This Adventure Assembly helps children understand the process of a writer—researching topics, collecting journals, and perfecting the writer’s craft.
Optional follow-up writing workshops help teachers and students bring adventure to the page as they learn the nuts and bolts of research, journal-keeping, and especially revision.
When I am at one school for a day, I can speak to a large audience (Adventure Assembly), from 100 to 400 students, grades k-1; 2-3; 4-5 or 6-8, or any combination of those.
This assembly requires a cafeteria, gym or auditorium, and takes a good solid hour (for the little guys I often shorten it to 50 minutes). I need a room that can get dark and quiet (please, no skylights! no blowers!).
During the presentation, I will show slides and take students on many adventures and to many countries, down rivers, into jungles, telling stories about writing along the way.
5605 Snake Mountain Road
Weybridge, VT 05753
I teach also at Middlebury College and love to teach students of all ages, from K to college graduates: http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/enam/faculty/node/616385