K-2, 3-5, Middle school
Creative Writing, Storytelling
For Storykeepers, a minimum of 3 days is needed, so $2000 for the 3 days. For additional days over the 3 days, $700 per day.
For regular author visit days, consisting of 3 presentations a day, $1500.
That is continually changing, as schools schedule with her, so contact Natalie to see when she is available.
Historical research based on family stories.
Natalie’s books are based on her childhood growing up on a Vermont dairy farm, and her true family stories, and Natalie’s school presentations are all about family stories and encouraging students to explore the stories in their own families. Natalie shows how she writes about her own family (/The Canada Geese Quilt/, /The Bear That Heard Crying/, /Wilderness Cat/, /From Dawn Til Dusk /), and discusses various ways of uncovering family stories and how students can use those stories in their own writing. Natalie also conducts writing workshops, and since 2012 has been involved with her Storykeepers residency program and she is eager to bring it to your school. Storykeepers teaches students how to do historical research based on their family stories. Units include genealogy and family trees; photography; primary/secondary sources; records at the Town Clerk’s; artifacts; census records; and other online research. Students choose an ancestor, or local historical person, to research, using at least three tools of research, and create a culminating activity. Natalie offers 3-10 day Residency programs with Storykeepers.
3590 County Road, West Glover, VT 05875