School Visits

Who do I present to?

  • Kindergarten & First Grade (30 min.)

  • Second & Third Grade (45 min.)

  • Fourth & Fifth Grade (45 min.)

  • Classroom writing workshops (45-60 min.)

What will we do?

For Kindergarten and First grades: Reading and writing is fun!

  • Why I love to read- favorite books

  • Why I love to write

  • Read book

  • Game

  • Q&A

For Second and Third grades: What’s in the box? Unpacking an author’s toolbox.

  • Explore what tools an author uses

  • How do authors build a story

  • Finishing touches- Revision decisions

  • Story Starters

  • Q&A

For Fourth and Fifth grades: Publishing a book- From start to finish.

  • Getting started- what does an author need

  • Where do ideas come from

  • Moving from idea to story with: Character/setting/plot/theme

  • The path to publication

  • Story Starters

  • Q&A

Writing workshop: CHoose one of these options-

  1. WHat’s your story?

  2. Character Creation

  3. Showing vs. telling

  • Interactive idea generation

  • How to take that idea to the next step. Introduce writing exercise.

  • Model the writing exercise

  • Independent writing

  • Small and large group discussion

  • Next steps and Q & A

What do I charge?

  • Half Day- 3 presentations: $600

  • F4ll Day- 4 presentations: $800

  • Writing workshop: $250

  • 30 min. Skype presentation: $150

    Rates subject to change for Title 1 schools

If interested in a school visit, please contact me at:
Jodi@JodiMcKayBooks.com

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"Jodi McKay is an author who values the joy of writing and instills that in children. She is relatable and authentic. Jodi models strategies in an engaging way that students understand and put into practice. My students implemented what they learned from her long after her visit." - M. Danley, Lakeview Public Schools

"Jodi McKay is an author who values the joy of writing and instills that in children. She is relatable and authentic. Jodi models strategies in an engaging way that students understand and put into practice. My students implemented what they learned from her long after her visit." - M. Danley, Lakeview Public Schools

*Travel fee applied for schools more than a 1 hour drive.