sixth grade language arts teacher in Florida (the day job you
don't quit just because you've been published), Carol Nevius (it
rhymes with devious) loves visiting other schools as an author
and meeting her audience of young readers. She tailors her presentations
to the age group, sometimes reading unpublished manuscripts or
giving sneak peeks into works in progress. Carol can Skype
from home, but also has the possibility of using iChat
or more sophisticated distance learning equipment
through a Mac at her school, schedule permitting.
have the students prepare in advance a list of questions for her
to answer. She will first give a brief presentation, perhaps showing
her latest book or talking about an upcoming project, and will
then take questions. If you prefer, the Q&A can come first,
depending on your students' needs. How you handle the Q&A
is up to you. Sometimes students come up to the screen individually
to ask questions and then the next student comes up. Sometimes
the students gather around the screen to ask questions. The format
will depend on your needs and what kind of equipment you have.
If you have an activboard or some other means to project the images
onto a larger screen, for example, the format might be somewhat
different. In any case, students must be familiar with some of
you would like a different kind of program, please let us know
before setting up the program and please provide a general idea
of what you would like. Further details will be needed at least
a week before the chat so she can prepare.
also be happy to autograph bookplates in advance of the chat,
but be sure to send them to her in a timely manner so she can
sign them and get them back to you before the chat.
* for 1 one-hour long chat
* for 2 one-hour long chats over the course of a day
* for 3 one-hour long chats over the course of a day
to see her bio, then follow the three other links at the top of
the page for a list of her books, information on her presentations
when she comes to do a physical visit, and book ordering information
for getting her books from a variety of sources.
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