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"I couldn't believe how much he participated. You don't understand, he never participates.
That was huge for him."         
‑2nd grade teacher, Explore Charter School
Author Visits
Revved Readers & Emotional Explorers!
To arrange a Visit or Speaking Engagement,
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Hello Readers & Emotional-Explorers!
Engaging with young readers makes me feel excited, happy, and hopeful! My interactive workshops enhance creative, social/emotional, and literacy skills––through  play and joy!  I’m trained and experienced in student engagement, assessment, affect-level, and behavior strategies (aka, I’ll get that energy up, but won’t leave you with a room of ping-pong balls:)  Here is some info on what I do. If you are interested in an In-Person or Remote visit, email me and I'll send you my info on programs and rates. Ask me anything! Thank you for all you do for young reader, Always, Caron
“Caron’s interactive, full body presentation along with hands-on activities kept kids engaged and emotionally connected to the story as well as her experiences in book making. I’ll be using some of her grounding technique for my own future class visits!”  
-Alessandra Affinito, NYPL Librarian Organizer.
All Visits: Revved Readers, Big Feelings & Big FUN!

•    Always Interactive: I use my acting & storytelling skills to engage kids in-person or remote
•    Explore social/emotional themes and skills. 
•    Reveal & Engage students in the writing process and literacy language. 
•    Have Fun! Because writing is Seriously Playful Business. 
•    Flow & Flex: I am skilled in adapting to unexpected changes, kid questions, tech glitches, and more
Who, What, Where, When, How? 
(for the most up to date info and rates email and request a Visit Info Packet)

WHO: I have workshops for Pre-K through Groan-Ups! Yup, I adore and adapt to all ages. 
WHAT:  Choose from Interactive Storytime, Emotional Explorers, Poof! Writing Process Revealed, Dramatic Where: reVISION, and my caregiver enrichment programs. (see below for full descriptions) 
WHERE: In-Person or Virtual
WHEN: Currently booking Spring/Fall 2023
WHY: So many reasons, but because books + play + real-life author human with theatrical and social-worky experience brings your students an multi-layered experience (and bonus you all inspire me to keep writing;)  
HOW LONG?  Most visits K& up are 45-60 minutes. Pre-K is typically 25-30. Drop-By-Chats are 25. 
HOW MUCH?  Ask for up to date rates which range from $200—1250. 
Do You Donate Visits?  I donate a limited amount of visits to  under-resourced schools only.  Request me through An Open Book Foundation in D.C.; Greenlight Bookstore or Books Are Magic in NYC or contact me directly for other availability. 

Current Offerings for Remote or In Person

Interactive Storytime, Activity, Q&A (in-person or remote): Pre-k & UP 30-45 minutes. 
A full interactive storytime plus an activity/Q&A. Kids explore creativity, emotions, relationships. Adapted to age. Optional pre/post activity sheets allow you to take the visit further. Also available for Caregiver Enrichment Events. 
 *Poof! The Writers Process Revealed: K & UP, 45-60 minutes.
Learn the real author magic behind creating a story and get inspired to make your own! Students discover a writer’s “magic hats” (senses, imagination)  and learn “magic tricks” to conjure characters, setting, action, main idea and more as they hear the process behind my books. They’ll leave knowing they have their own writing-magician inside.  Add this to an  Interactive Storytime or read my books before the visit. Adapted for participants grade/developmental stage. Also available for Caregiver Enrichment Events 

 *Emotional Explorers!: K & UP, 45-60 minutes.
Through interactivesreading and activities readers explore feelings and friendships. We’ll make text-to-self connections and practice skills (through writing, drawing, and/or role-play) that support the identification and navigation of emotions in ourselves and others.  Add this to an Interactive Storytime or read my books before the visit. Adapted for participants grade/developmental stage. Also Available as a Professional Development for educators. (ask for PD packet) Glimpse at some sample activities in the Feathers Together KidLit TV video linked below. 

*Dramatic ReVISION*: (2rd &UP, 45-60 minutes.) Get students engaged in the power of ReVISION. Paerticipants discover Caron’s Acts of ReVISION and see the small and big changes she has made in the many, many, so many drafts of her books. Also Available as a Professional Development for educators. (ask for PD packet) 
o    FOR GROAN-UPS: Ask about my Dramatically Different Professional & Personal Development Workshops for educators, caregivers, and writers. Topics Include: Incorporating SEL into the classroom, re-freshing revision, communicating with kids about Big Feeling topics, and activating techniques for writers. 

REMOTE Only Drop-By Q&A*: (20-25 minutes for K and up) Informal writers-chat. Pre-visit, students should read Feathers Together, any of my other books and interviews, and prepare some questions!  During the visit, I will briefly chat about the process of creating the story and answer questions. Option: If students do activities beforehand, they can then share them with me during the visit.
*Pre-Visit Reading/Viewing:  For all * programs I ask you to read Feathers Together and This Way, Charlie  (or your focus book) and any other titles in order to make best use of our time together as writers. 
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