School Visits

ENGAGING SCHOOL VISITS

Teacher and Writer

Hola, Teachers and Librarians, thanks for checking my website. 

I have over 20 years of experience as a Kindergarten and Spanish teacher. Now, I teach Elementary Spanish online (K-5th). Therefore, I have lots of experience keeping students engaged online. My teaching style is very playful and interactive. Feel free to check a few video lessons I prepared for my students on my Youtube channel. I also work with Nearpod, Padlet, Gimkit, Kahoot, Blooket, and many others. Let me know your favorite and we can set it up.

I would love to visit your school to read my books and talk about the writing process. I have different topics listed below, but feel free to email me your ideas. 

All sessions include Questions and Answers.

My picture book will be launched on July 13th, 2021. After that, I’ll be available for virtual visits. For now, I can do presentations about my book in Spanish – EL PATO QUIERE UVAS. I can read it in Spanish, English, or both. And I can talk about my other books. 

Check more about my books HERE

Presentation Ideas

How do writers get inspired? 

Let’s get inspired too. (Kinder-5th) – After talking about me and my books and how I get inspired, we will let the kids get inspired and talk or draw ideas for their next books/stories. 

Show, don’t tell.

Kids will review sentences with me and how to make them stronger by showing and not telling. Then I will give them a chance to try writing and revising their own sentences. (2nd to 5th)

Growth Mindset. 

I will read my book BELLA’S RECIPE FOR SUCCESS and talk about my growth mindset as a writer, who had dyslexia, and to discuss with students about making mistakes and trying again. (any age)

Meet the Author.

 I will talk about what it takes to be an author: my books, the writing process, how to get an agent, the submission process. (3rd to 5th)

Revising, revising, revising.

I will show examples of my previous versions to discuss about revisions. A. the Big Picture: Plot, Structure, Character  B. Line edits and word choice.   (2nd-5th)

Bilingual – Spanish/English – EL PATO QUIERE UVAS.

 I will read the book, discuss my inspiration from the viral video – THE DUCK SONG and talk about how to get inspired by a song or other media and using many languages to get inspired. (any age)

What connects us as humans.

We will talk about universal feelings and what connects us as humans using Visual and Written Questioning Strategies.

Some authors from my debut group would be interested in doing presentations along with me. 

Check here – 21fortheBooks

Prices for Virtual Visits – Zoom, Teams, Google Meets, etc.

30 minutes  – $150.00

45 minutes – $ 200.00

30 minutes – Reading and Questions and Answers only- $ 75

Whole day (4 sessions of about 50 minutes each) – $ 400

If your school has a different budget, just contact me and we’ll make it work!

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