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School Visits

VIRTUAL AUTHOR VISITS

Now Available!

I miss connecting with the students during this difficult time. I’ve created some educational and entertaining presentations to share with our young thinkers and dreamers! Feel free to contact me at nroepimm@gmail.com if you are interested in scheduling a virtual author visit. I hope to hear from you!

November 2020

Let me inspire your students with my writing workshop

Nancy Roe Pimm created an educational, engaging, and meaningful learning experience for students in a virtual format.  Her knowledge and expertise fostered learning for students, and shifted perspectives on non-fiction reading and writing. We highly recommend taking the time to hear and learn from Nancy!

Andrew Johnson, Gifted Consultant: Tri-County Educational Service Center 

Tell your story! What are your dreams?

LARGE GROUP PRESENTATION

A visual and interactive PowerPoint presentation about my path to publication and the importance of believing in dreams and setting goals. Science, technology, engineering, geography, history, and literature topics are covered as we discuss some of my magazine articles and published books. Students will be encouraged to challenge the possibilities as we discuss the lives of the real people I have written about in my biographies. Like astronaut Sally Ride once said, “You can’t be what you can’t see!”

Choose from programs tailored to grades K-5 or for grades 6-8.

Q & A follows each presentation.

WRITING WORKSHOPS

HOW TO WRITE PAGE-TURNING NARRATIVE NONFICTION

GRADES K-2: Topics discussed are fiction versus nonfiction, how to brainstorm and find ideas, research, who-what-where-when, great beginnings, great endings and the details in the middle. Workshop handouts supplied.

GRADES 3-8: Topics discussed are different types of nonfiction, how to harvest ideas, research, primary and secondary sources, the hook of the book, voice, organizing material, revision, the bibliography, beginnings, endings, and the messy middle. Research handouts are supplied.

And media specialist Bridget Desocio of St. Brigid of Kildare School adds:
The quality of writing that she was able to pull out of these students was remarkable. At the end of each workshop students were able to volunteer to read their non-fiction piece to the group. Mrs.Pimm not only gave them immediate feedback, she provided them with an authentic audience. I would highly recommend Nancy Roe Pimm for an author visit!

NOVEMBER 2020 WRITING WORKSHOP RECOMMENDATION

Teaching online can be challenging, especially when it comes to effectively engaging young writers. Nancy Roe Pimm ran a writer’s workshop with my 4th grade class and they were hooked! One of my students stayed on after the Google Meet had ended to share the impact this workshop had on her writing and how she “couldn’t wait to start writing!” Pimm’s workshop was not only engaging, but it also aligned with our curriculum. It fit in perfectly with what we were doing in class. If you have the opportunity to have Mrs. Pimm work with your students, I highly recommend it!

Emily Latham 

PRESENTATIONS BASED ON SPECIFIC BOOKS

PASSING THE TORCH OF A DREAM:

The adventurous spirit of Amelia Earhart inspired a very young Jerrie Mock. And although Amelia had disappeared while attempting to circumnavigate the globe, Jerrie Mock persisted in pursuing her childhood dream. After many bumps along the road, Jerrie Mock’s world-record attempt became a race against another female, Joan Merriam Smith. On April 17, 1964, Jerrie Mock became the first woman to fly solo around the world. Fifty years later, Jerrie mentored a young lady who was born in a refugee camp in Afghanistan. On October 4, 2017, Shaesta Waiz became the youngest woman and the first female from Afghanistan to fly around the world. While researching my book, The Jerrie Mock Story: The First Woman to Fly Solo Around the World, I had the privilege of sitting down with Jerrie Mock and getting the story first-hand. Talk about primary sources! This inspirational presentation appeals to all ages.

BONDED BY BATTLE

A fascinating look into the powerful relationships and strong bonds between military dogs and soldiers from the Civil War to Operation Iraqi Freedom. A PowerPoint presentation explores how the dogs first provided emotional support for the soldiers. Over time, the soldiers found ways to use the canine’s remarkable sense of smell and hearing. As two-footed and four-footed soldiers worked side-by-side their bond deepened and the military working dog team was born. Bonded by Battle tells the story of the evolving relationship between dogs and soldiers from the Civil War onward. Today, dog teams are active across all branches of the military. The students will learn history lessons through the stories of the dogs and soldiers that became more than buddies as they were Bonded in Battle.

Colo’s Story: One Grand Gorilla

The Columbus Zoo began with seven reindeer donated by the folks at the Columbus Dispatch. Over the years the zoo has grown to become the number one zoo in the country. The Columbus Zoo’s most famous resident, a western lowland gorilla named Colo, was the first zoo-born gorilla in the world. Before her death in January 2017, Colo set another world-record by becoming the oldest gorilla in the world at age sixty. Learn why Colo may be the reason The Columbus Zoo exists today. The author celebrates the life of Colo, the “queen” of the zoo and her many offspring in this “wild” presentation. All ages.

How much?

The cost for a one-hour virtual session is $250.00.

Another option:

For one school week, I will work with your students for one hour each day and give five presentations for $1000.00. On day one, I will begin with a presentation of For the Love of Books. Day two and day three, I will teach the craft of writing nonfiction. On day four, the students will share their stories and we will discuss their strengths and ways to revise. On the final day the students get to vote on one of my presentations about a specific book, Bonded by Battle, Colo’s Story, or Passing the Torch of a Dream (Amelia Earhart, Jerrie Mock, and Shaesta Waiz).