As many of you know, one of my favorite things to do as an author is to go to schools, libraries and festivals and teacher students and adults the elements of how to be a writer.
I’ve now updated my TEACHER page on my website with all of these details as well. But here’s a quick lowdown for you of what resources I offer for teachers, librarians and students.
These guides I created with the help of my publisher, Chris Valcarcel as the educational consultant, and Jennifer Messinger as the graphic designer, I’m able to offer them to you for FREE. There are two guides for GILDED. One is a study guide, which is useful for small groups and literacy circles. The other is a novel guide and quite extensive with higher order thinking questions. All are Common Core aligned!
STUDY guide to GILDED (grades 7-12): GILDED Study Guide
Full novel UNIT guide to GILDED (grades 7-12): GILDED Novel Guide
STUDY guide to SILVERN (grades 7-10): COMING SOON
Book Club Questions: Book Club
I LOVE school visits! As a former teacher, I have a blast teaching workshops for students and adults. I can adapt a presentation to your curriculum needs or brainstorm with you on other ideas.
Skype or Google Hangout Visits
Click here for Skype Visit Information
If you are interested in having me for a free Skype visit, fill out this form
School, Library, or Festival Visits
Presentations for schools, libraries, or festivals: Workshop Handout- For Schools
FSA Prep or Formal Essay Writing Presentations: FSA Author Visits Information
If you are interested, please contact me here.
Scholastic Book Fairs
GILDED will be in the Scholastic book fairs and clubs spring of 2015! If you wish for me to come to your school to autograph books at your book fair, please contact me. My fee for Central Florida is just the price of gas and lunch!
Plotting: The Everest Plot
Four Character Elements: Characterization
Character Development: Character Development
FSA Pinterest Page
I have videos for TEACHERS/STUDENTS here.
And for WRITERS here:
Finally, if you wish to get on my mailing list, interested in receiving bookmarks of school visits, fill out this form!