author of mostly non-fiction books (she has one novel out, so
far), Elaine Scott writes about such subjects as the complexities
of the solar system, the dynamics of sleep and even the topic
of money – offering a common sense look at its history, how to
handle earning it, budgeting it, lending and borrowing it. "Elaine
Scott is a real trooper! Her enthusiasm for the topics she writes
about is contagious and children love to hear her stories about
research and writing. A perfect presentation." "The
passion you have for your work and your willingness to share it
with others is inspirational." These are typical comments
about Elaine's presentations. She's happy to either come to your
school or speak to your students via Skype.
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
If 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.
She'll 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 with a maximum of one per day.
is, however, available for more than one day at this same rate.
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.
FEW WORDS FROM A LIBRARIAN WHOSE PATRONS HAD AN ONLINE CHAT WITH
chat with Elaine was wonderful.... The children really enjoyed
what she had to say. They were able to ask several questions and
Elaine answered them thoroughly. It was a great success!! I am
so happy I was able to work with Elaine and am looking forward
to her new book in November. Thank you so much for this opportunity!
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