AUTHOR VISITS

  Virtual Author/School Visits via Skype available also!

PROGRAMS FOR PRE-K THROUGH GRADE 8
                                      
~ASSEMBLY PROGRAMSEach assembly is tailored to the specific grade level(s).  "Meet Your Inner Creative Genius": This dynamic assembly program emphasizes the importance of creativity, imagination, and determination, and includes discussion of the Four R's: Read, Research, 'Rite, Revise.


The program promises to:
Motivate students to read, write and express themselves
Reinforce classroom instruction (compatible with Common Core)
Help students to approach revisions with a positive attitude
Demonstrate the rewards of perseverance
Have you laughing all the way through!

~SMALL GROUP WORKSHOPS (can combine with assembly sessions):  
WRITING RODEO!--"A bumpy but exciting ride!" Focuses on the creative process, detail, revision and integrating dialogue. 

~PARENT / FAMILY PROGRAMS
"Fostering a Family Reading/Writing Culture": Enlightening and entertaining evening assembly that shows parents and children how to bring reading and writing into their every day lives in simple, fun ways--even for the reluctant readers and writers. Story building group exercize, demonstrating how we come up with ideas, characters, and details through "brainstorming."  

~PRESCHOOL and KINDERGARTEN: Special Author Visit programs for the very young; includes storytelling and/or book reading following age-appropriate presentation about making stories. Rachelle touches on the importance of curiosity, creativity, and  imagination. With a lively and often hysterical PowerPoint presentation, the author talks about how story ideas are born, and how even the youngest child can create a book.

~STORYTELLING programs for ages 2-7 : After a simple author talk, "MOTHER GOOF" will make story time come alive with interactive dramatics, story board, masks, puppets,and other props. 

~Classroom Guides and various activities related to Rachelle's books can be found by clicking on the specific book covers in the left column. You can also find a full sheet in the "preparing for your visit" link on the right.

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This Connecticut school chose The Tooth Fairy Trap for their annual “One School, One Book” program. For more photos and projects, click HERE.
After reading The Tooth Fairy Trap, Dozens of K-2 students at a Connecticut school used their ingenious engineering skills to create their own fairy traps. They used cardboard boxes, Styrofoam take-out containers, Tupperware, and even empty water bottles. The fairies were baited with everything from flowers and candy, to a party, waterslide, and dreamy new home.
Budding Architects! 
Glenwood School students in Wildwood NJ built these amazing tree houses

Students draw pictures of their dream tree house, accompanied by an essay or story.
This Delaware school chose Tree House in a Storm as the basis for several projects.
 Life-size tree house was a
school-wide art project 

Since book is about a hurricane, they also raised over $1000 for Superstorm Sandy victims.
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Click here to READ ABOUT RACHELLE IN THE NEWS

Click here for the full adventures of Rachelle and a "Flat Stanley" project.