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Author Visits

Kids become ninjas before your eyes, sneaking and hopping, tiptoeing and chopping. It's fun and interactive with a get-up-and-move Ninja-style incorporating reading and musical elements. 


What author visit presentations do you offer?


Hop! Chop! And Never Stop! (Pre-K & Kindergarten)

Prediction is one of the earliest and most vital literacy skills developed in young readers. In this interactive reading of Ninja, Ninja, Never Stop! we make use of inference, visual context and rhyme to challenge youngsters in the audience to guess what's coming next. 

We finish by getting up, active and showing off our ninja skills incorporating another essential strategy for developing literacy skills - Imaginative Play.


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


Ninja, Ninja, Never Stop…Reading! Program (1st & 2nd grade)

In this program, we kick things off with a fun and interactive reading followed by an author talk. Kids 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. 

Download my School Visit Basics information as a PDF.
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