Author School Visits

Elementary School Presentations

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Choice of The Little Miss Molly Presentation or the newly released picture book, Shiver Presentation
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  • Introduction to Characters and the Inspiration behind the stories
  • Picture Book Reading of the 32 page Little Miss Molly Book or Shiver Book with Colorful Visuals Displayed Overhead
  • Reading Comprehension Activities including: Order of Story events, Problem and Resolution, Animal Recognition & Character Qualities
  • Q&A
The Iggy the Iguana Books
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  • Interactive creative writing and reading presentation with prizes (focuses on writing components geared to specific grade level and reading comprehension after the Iggy reading)
  • Creative Inspiration behind the Character Development of Iggy the Iguana & Turtle Town. (Very visually oriented with power point images)
  • 10-15 minute reading of Iggy the Iguana (The story is used as a teaching tool for the following writing components: Voice w/ Dialogue, Character Development and Story Structure)
  • Behind the scene looks at Illustration and Editing changes
  • Character Development Exercises as a group to continue back in the classroom for extra writing experience
  • Q&A and Information about the iWRITE Publishing Contests for Kids
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The Turtle Town Books
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  • Intro to the story behind the story and About the Author
  • Interactive creative writing and reading presentation with prizes (focuses on writing components geared to specific grade level and reading comprehension)
  • Creative Inspiration behind the Character Development of Iggy the Iguana & Turtle Town. (Very visually oriented with power point images)
  • 10-15 minute reading of Turtle Town (The story is used as a teaching tool for the following writing components: Voice w/ Dialogue, Hooks, Character Development and Story Structure)
  • Techniques in character development, archetypes, knowing your audience, and how to conquer writer’s block
  • Behind the scene looks at Illustration and Editing changes
  • Character Development Exercises as a group to continue back in the classroom for extra writing experience
  • Q&A and Information about the iWRITE Publishing Contest for Kids

Testimonials

“Melissa made the writing process seem very easy and familiar. The children were very excited and eager to write their own stories after Melissa’s visit. They had a new confidence in their own ability to become an author and write exciting stories.”

Stephanie Eda Love Elementary Librarian

“Ms. Williams developed an immediate rapport with our 4th graders which led to a very positive reception of her presentation. She gave them a specific writing tool. Students were able to form an idea of the kinds of problems their character could have, and how the character would most likely solve the problem. One of our teachers said, ‘Ms. Williams’ presentation was right in line with my writing lessons about character development.'”

Beverly Wiley High Country Elementary Librarian

Please Note the Following:

It is encouraged to break up groups by grade levels to receive targeted creative writing instruction. A sample of a 3 Presentation Group Break Down that works well pairs (K-1st) (2nd-3rd) & (4th- 5th) together.

Please contact for costs

Travel costs: No travel costs inside the greater Houston area (which includes 50 miles outside of downtown Houston). Inside Texas rates range from $150 – $300. Outside Texas – call for rates.

To mix and match presentations and workshops, please contact the office for a personalized rate.

Both Presentations and Workshops include readings of one of the author’s books for inspiration and examples, and both include the opportunity to purchase and receive autographed books. Both Presentations and Workshops are also Creative Writing centered, focusing heavily on character development.

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