Feel free to use these handouts with your students.
I am in the process of developing school programs in conjunction with my debut picture book, “Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse.” That information will be posted here as soon as it is available.
In the meantime, I’m pleased to offer FREE, 20-minute Skype sessions with students. Each school year, I will set aside time for one of these visits per month. The schedule is filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
At this time, these visits are reserved for public schools only, and I am particularly interested in requests from public schools with high economic need. These are schools which do not have the funds to pay for author visits, and I want to try and reach kids who might otherwise not have the opportunity to talk to an author.
If you’d like to request a Skype visit, please send answers to the following questions in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Your name, what grade you teach, the name of your school, its location and time zone
- Several options for your available dates and times during a particular month that is not already booked (any months that are booked will be listed above).
- Your Skype username
- Your cell phone number (in case we have technical difficulties)
- Number of students in your class and anything you’d like me to know ahead of time about them
Please note, this is a free Q&A, not a presentation. I will read “Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse” to your students and take their questions. Four or five questions is probably about right for this time slot. It helps if you’ve prepared these ahead of time as a class and chosen who will ask them (remember, I can’t see hands to call on people!).
Also, and this is very important, I need you to have a copy of the book in your classroom so the teacher, or other helper, can hold up the book while I’m reading. I will not hold up the book to the webcam because it’s very difficult for kids to see. (Note that I’m not requiring you to buy the book. A library copy is fine!)
Thanks! I look forward to talking with your students!