As a former teacher for over 20 years, there is nothing I enjoy more than visiting students, educators, history buffs, and book fans! If you are interested in having me visit your school, library, or special event either virtually or in person, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am happy to share more detailed information about pricing and presentations, and we can discuss how I can best tailor my visit to fit the needs of your event.
Virtual Author Visits
Virtual Author Visits can include:
- Book walks, author talks, student/author Q & A, book clubs
- Pre-reading guides and activities
- Post-reading guides and activities
- Grace Banker Virtual Author Visit Flyer
- Virtual Book Clubs and Pizza Parties
- Virtual Author Visits 2020-21
Sample Presentation Themes:
- Saving Lady Liberty: immigration, Attention Newspaper Reporters: Exploring newspapers past and present, Digging for Treasure: finding and using primary sources, crowdfunding, civic participation, Jewish immigration history
- Goliath, Hero of the Great Baltimore Fire: heroes, turn-of-the-century firefighting, horse history, Baltimore history, author led firehouse ‘Turn Out’ drills and ‘Action Word’ games
- George Washington’s Spies: Unsung heroes, spy codes and trails (hands on spy stations), Revolutionary War, George Washington the spy
Sample Educator Virtual Inservice Workshops with Claudia:
- Bringing History to Life: How to Excite and Engage Students in Digging for Primary Sources.
- Whittling Words: The Importance of Word Choice and the Power of Verbs to Help Students Tell Their Own Stories.
- Curriculum Connections: How to Engage Students with Narrative Nonfiction Books by Making Connections in Science, Math, Art, Language Arts, and Social Studies.
- Enriching Curriculum with Narrative Nonfiction Books Using Teacher’s Guides and Back Matter
- Developing Newspaper Skills that Make a Solid Writer