School Visits

The Story Bakery

60 minutes



Presentation Description:


I start the presentation by reading the first chapter of BERNICE BUTTMAN, MODEL CITIZEN.

Next, I lead students in a gameshow type quiz exploring some of the quirky figurative language in the book.

Then, I teach a lesson about how writing a story is like baking a pie (Just like Bernice does in my book!)

We will cover plot, characters, story arc and more.

Lastly, I will answer questions and finish with a fun "minute to win it" type game.

All student will receive a bookmark and a sticker.


*Please no more than one grade level per presentation. If you would like more than one grade level present then consider booking a second session


AV and Tech Needs:


I can go high tech (microphone and projector) or low tech (just a chart paper and some markers!) Just let me know which you prefer.



One hour engagements within 30 minutes of my home in Kansas City suburbs: $150


Half-Day engagements (within 30-60 minutes of my home) and up to TWO presentations: $500


Full-Day engagement (within 30-60 minutes from my home) and up to THREE presentations: $800


For locations greater than 50 miles, travel/lodging expenses will be added to basic fee.

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Skype Session

20 minutes


I am happy to schedule a complementary Q and A session with your class as long as everyone has read BERNICE BUTTMAN, MODEL CITIZEN, either individually or as a class readaloud.

All visits are appropriate for 3rd-8th grade classrooms.  Please contact me directly for availability.

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