PREPARING FOR RACHELLE'S VISIT TO YOUR SCHOOL: ACTIVITIES AND MORE!

FOR TEACHERS
 How to make the most of your School Author Visit

Please click link to share my Greetings Video with your students!   

POSTER ANNOUNCING VISIT
Click link to print and post around school. 

 If your school plans to have a "lunch time rap session" with the author, here's one way to choose participants. (Instructions may be edited). Please have lunch participants wear name tags and have them bring a sample of their creative writing with them.

READ MY BOOKS!
Get the students excited by familiarizing them with my work. All of my books may be ordered directly from me in advance of the visit for your classrooms or library. 
You may also request a PDF of some of the books to read to your class. 
Click the titles for more info about the books.
Click the links below titles for activity printouts. 

 TREE HOUSE IN A STORM  
(Picture book. Paperback)
ClassroomGuide               Word Search                    Maze                 Crossword Puzzle  

DON'T TURN THE  PAGE! Picture book. 
(Click links for printables)
Decorate Sami’s Pajamas                         Decorate Little Bear’s Pajamas:  
Maze (help Sami get to bed)                    Bookmarks (color): 
                               SONG (to the tune of "Row Your Boat")

THE WALKING FISH  
Science-adventure novel, grades 4-7.  
*BEST SCIENCE TRADE BOOKS for K-12 
 *(National Science Teachers Association & Children's Book Council) 

                  THE TOOTH FAIRY TRAP   Early Chapter book.
Tooth Fairy Job Application


PAINTING IN THE DARK: Esref Armagan, Blind Artist
(Picture book biography of a blind artist. Also available in Audio and Braille)
Activities to help understand how blind experience art.

 SLEEP SOUNDLY AT BEAVER'S INN  
 (Music-themed picture book. Paperback)
MISS CRUMP'S FUNNY BONE
(chapter book - humor - school setting. Paperback.)

NONFICTION MAGAZINE ARTICLES 

Q&A:
Help the students prepare relevant questions to ask the author at the visit.
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