Author Visits

What author visit presentations do you offer?

I currently offer two programs; one for pre-kindergarten and the primary grade levels (K-2) and the other focusing on nonfiction writing for intermediate grade level students (3-5).


Ninja, Ninja, Never Stop…Reading! Program (pre-K through 2nd grade)

In this program, we kick things off with a fun and interactive reading followed by an author talk. Kids are engage with their own creativity, stories, and knowledge of the writer's process through a haiku challenge. In the "I do, we do, you do" model, we go from working together towards each kid writing and sharing his or her very own poem, designs a personal ninja mask and gets a secret ninja name.  We end with a get-up-and-move Ninja-themed brain break.  Kids become ninjas before your eyes, sneaking and hopping, tiptoeing and chopping. 


I customize this classroom program to fit grade level, available time and budget. Upon request, I provide my lessons plans with corresponding Common Core State Standards. 


Aurora Public Schools

Aurora, CO

Cherry Creek Schools

Metro Denver, CO

Boulder Valley School District

Boulder, CO

Cheyenne Mountain School District 12

Colorado Springs, CO


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School Visits

Ideal for Pre-K through 2nd grade. In the classroom I engage kids with their own stories and knowledge of the writer's process. We incorporate our writing and revising skills with a haiku challenge. Each kid writes and shares his or her very own poem.


We make it fun and interactive with a get-up-and-move Ninja-version of Simon Says but with reading and music elements. 


Kids become ninjas before your eyes, sneaking and hopping, tiptoeing and chopping. They each design their own ninja mask and get a secret ninja name.