PROGRAMS FOR PRE-K THROUGH GRADE 8
~ASSEMBLY PROGRAMS: Each assembly is tailored to the specific grade level(s).
This dynamic assembly program emphasizes the importance of creativity, imagination, and determination, and includes discussion of the Four R's: Read, Research, 'Rite, Revise.
This 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!
~ NONFICTION & SCIENCE FOCUS
RESEARCH ROCKS! NONFICTION WRITING & RESEARCH: Using examples from her own publications, Rachelle demonstrates the research process (and how FUN it can be). Rachelle has interviewed explorers, a spy, an astronaut, and a blind artist. Students will discover the excitement of research and in writing nonfiction, and why even fiction requires research of the facts. For grades 3-8.
~ "EXCITING WRITING"
WRITING & REVISION WORKSHOP-- This fun classroom workshop focuses on the creative process, detail, revision and integrating dialogue. Grades 3-5 (Adapted version for grade 2).
~ PRESCHOOL & 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. The author talks about how story ideas are born, and how even the youngest child can create a book. The simple talk is followed by a spirited, funny, interactive storytelling.
~ PARENT / FAMILY / LITERACY NIGHT 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."
~ INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING by "Mother Goof"
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.
LITTLE ENGINEERS BUILD TOOTH FAIRY TRAPS!
|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. |
|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.|