South Carolina History Books for Children

Sharing the Book and Teacher & Parent Training

School/ Parent Education Visits

There are a variety of school or parent visit packages provided by Dr. Solesbee. They are all designed to be true to the mission of Sal and Amanda Adventures: to make learning fun and relevant.

The student visits are intended to help children share in the magic of how a story is born and learn to see themselves as authors. The teacher and parent workshops are designed to help participants understand the importance of having shared experiences around literature and learn how to integrate content areas seamlessly with joy and relevancy.

Dr. Solesbee is a veteran presenter. She has spoken to audiences nationally, internationally, and locally. She knows how to engage both children and adults in relevant learning.  She loves her craft and her characters and wants to share them with her audience.

 

Packages include the following:

 

Package #1 Author Visit (half day with flexibility according to the school needs)

  • Introduce Sal and Amanda in a way tailored for the groups
  • Read from the books
  • Discuss being an author
  • Conduct interactive activities with students based on the groups
  • Book signing (Books can be pre-ordered) Download & Print Book Order Forms      

 

Package #2 Working with Students on Writing Using Sal and Amanda as a Model (half day or full day)

  • Introduce Sal and Amanda in a way tailored for the groups
  • Read from the books
  • Work with individual classes or groups of students on writing a piece (We will carry the process through to get a published piece.)
  • Book signing (Books can be pre-ordered) Download & Book Order Print Forms

 

Package #3 Teacher or Parent Training (after school or during staff development; tailored to individual schools or parent groups)

  • Instruction in how historical fiction, including the  Sal and Amanda books, can be used to integrate Social Studies and reading and writing in 3rd, 4th, or 8th grade classes. This workshop includes addressing state and national standards and Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences. Teachers will come away with ideas and materials to use the next day in the classroom.
  • Book signing (Books can be pre-ordered) Download & Print Book Order Forms

or

  • Establishing a reading and writing classroom that integrates social studies and science. This workshop focuses on how reading, writing, listening and speaking can be all be taught in an integrated way within content areas. Teachers will learn how to teach state and national standards more efficiently and effectively. They will come away with ideas to use the next day in the classroom.
  • Book signing (Books can be pre-ordered) Download & Print Book Order Forms

 

Package #4 Full Day Teacher or Parent Group Training (tailored to district, individual school, or parent group) 

  • Instruction in how historical fiction, including the  Sal and Amanda books, can be used to integrate Social Studies and reading and writing in 3rd, 4th, or 8th grade classes. This workshop includes addressing state and national standards and Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences. Teachers will receive ideas for developing classroom lessons around fiction and non-fiction texts for seamless  instruction.
  • Book signing (Books can be pre-ordered) Download & Print Book Order Forms

or

  • Establishing a reading and writing classroom that integrates social studies and science. This workshop focuses on how reading, writing, listening and speaking can be all be taught in an integrated way within content areas. Teachers will learn how to teach state and national standards more efficiently and effectively. Teachers will come away with an integrated, interdisciplinary unit they have developed during the session and will be able to replicate this in future units.
  • Book signing (Books can be pre-ordered) Download & Print Book Order Forms

 

Package #5 Skype Author Visit (a trial run is required one week before the scheduled date to ensure the technology is compatible)

  • Introduce Sal and Amanda in a way tailored for the group
  • Read from the books
  • Discuss being an author
  • Book signing (Books can be pre-ordered) Download & Print Book Order Forms

 

Please contact me at maryannsolesbee@att.net, or use the Contact Us form on this website. I will be happy to discuss what your school needs in the way of my services and how I can best meet those needs. I tailor the author visits and workshops to my audience. I look forward to meeting you!