I can be at your school! The Changed History series is most appropriate for 6-8 graders, and I love doing small classroom visits tailored to your class. We can do anything from a specific chapter of a famous figure you're focusing on to my "life of a writer" talk. Kids can debate Shakespeare's existence or follow the trail of Harriet Tubman on the Underground Railroad. Just tell me a direction, and I will present a plan. I also have a nonfiction talk that can be tailored for larger audiences, as well as younger grades starting with 3rd. We explore the research process, bias, the differences between primary and secondary sources, and the problems of reliability of ancient and modern sources.
Please feel free to download the FREE teacher's guide below, created by Marcie Colleen. It's a great place to start if an author visit isn't in your budget and for homeschooled children. The guide has Common Core alignments and plenty of just plain fun Famous Phonies activities!
One last housekeeping note: If your school is outside of the Chicagoland area, I ask for travel expenses as well.
Free Skype Visits: Who doesn’t like free? If you’d love to discuss my book with your class, but time (and money) is scarce, set up a virtual visit. My free, twenty minute Skype talk works best if you’ve already got the book and have read a chapter or two with your class. Please have the kids prepare a few questions to facilitate thoughtful conversation.