Author Day Adventures: Bringing Literacy to Life with an Author Visit

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Author visits are a great way to teach children about the writing process and the pleasures of literacy. However, the planning and coordinating necessary for a successful author visit can often seem overwhelming. Drawing on over 20 years of experience, the author has written a charming and accessible guide to author visits. This book is built on James' tried and true techniques for planning an author event that is both fun and enriching. It is packed with quotes from many familiar and award winning authors that ...

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Overview

Author visits are a great way to teach children about the writing process and the pleasures of literacy. However, the planning and coordinating necessary for a successful author visit can often seem overwhelming. Drawing on over 20 years of experience, the author has written a charming and accessible guide to author visits. This book is built on James' tried and true techniques for planning an author event that is both fun and enriching. It is packed with quotes from many familiar and award winning authors that offer invaluable insight into what they consider the most successful methods for encouraging interaction between the children and the author. Including many interesting anecdotes as well as easy to use worksheets, Author Day Adventures is as enjoyable to read as it is fun to implement. This book is the ideal guide for any teacher, administrator, librarian or volunteer in charge of planning author visits and is appropriate for any institution concerned with promoting children's literacy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810843707
  • Publisher: The Scarecrow Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/15/2003
  • Pages: 136
  • Product dimensions: 5.86 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

Helen Foster James is Adjunct Professor of children's literature at San Diego State University, California and is a member of the American Library Association's Publications Committee. She has organized hundreds of author visits throughout the San Diego area, and has been involved with the Greater San Diego Reading Association's Author's Fair for almost twenty years.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Chapter 1 Let's Start with "Why?" Chapter 4 Chapter 2 What Does an Author Visit Look Like? Chapter 5 Chapter 3 Finding and Inviting Your Author Chapter 6 Chapter 4 The Nitty-Gritty Details Chapter 7 Chapter 5 Preparing the Staff Chapter 8 Chapter 6 Book Sales and Autographing Chapter 9 Chapter 7 Checklists Chapter 10 Chapter 8 Preparing Students for the Author's Visit Chapter 11 Chapter 9 After the Visit: Thank-Yous, Follow-Up, and Evaluation Chapter 12 Author Resources Chapter 13 Website Resources Chapter 14 Index Chapter 15 About the Author

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