In-Person School Visits
After exploring and traveling far afield this year for multiple book projects, Pete will again be conducting in-person school visits in the fall of 2023.
Visiting Your Classroom Virtually
Part One: Assembly with slides, videos and storytelling, describing the life of an adventure writer. Along the journey to many countries and environments, I'll weave in how I collect material, keep field journals, record my subjects and impressions on tape and video, and then write drafts and revise until I publish a book.
Part Two: A 20- to 25-minute writing exercise so students can immediately apply what they've learned.
Part Three: Q&A.
For this live event, I'll spend time with up to 30 students in one classroom, grades 3 to 8, so we can make this a meaningful time together.
Most likely our time together will take place in your classroom so students can sit at their desks for the writing component.
Ideal Time: If we can work together for 75 minutes, that would be terrific. That gives us time for the interactive assembly, writing exercise, and questions at the end.
Once we've agreed on a date and time, I'll provide the password for my website with pre-visit suggestions and post-visit expanded writing activities.
To inquire about my author visits and/or book sales, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
From a teacher: "Pete, I loved hearing your stories and watching how it inspires my students year after year. I felt the virtual meeting was just as good, if not better than a large group assembly. It was more intimate and the one-on-one in a smaller venue, with a large screen, made the pictures come to life. Here are samples of what children wrote after being inspired by the writing exercise work in your presentation."
"His meeting with the class was really cool and inspiring and I would love to go to those places! I want to have a polar bear sitting on my lap." —Silvie
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