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School Visits

“REV UP” YOUR STUDENTS INTEREST IN WRITING AND WATCH THEM “SOAR” INTO READING FOLLOWING AN AUTHOR VISIT BY NANCY ROE PIMM

Large Presentations:
The author brings along actual racing gear and car parts for the students to pass around during the presentation. Pimm worked in the pits while her husband raced in the Indy 500 and the Daytona 500. Writing books was a lifelong dream of Pimm’s as she wrote her first book at age ten. Pimm shares her books and her journey to publication as she encourages the students to follow their own paths and to believe in their dreams.

Nonfiction Writing Workshop:
Pimm shares how she finds ideas and turns them into books. The author teaches the students how to research, collect and organize data, and revise. Following the presentation, the students will have time to write a work of nonfiction. Volunteers will be asked to share their work with the class. Kindergarten students learn through mentor texts and grades 1-8 will have a power point presentation followed by writing workshop. Material covered is based on grade level. Preliminary research is offered, but optional.

Fiction Workshop:
Through an interactive game the students learn the elements of fiction writing– setting, character development, point of view, and plot. After the presentation the students will break into groups to create their own works of fiction. Finally, groups will share their work to show how working with the same subject brings so many one-of-a-kind stories.

Walk- about:
Author will visit individual classrooms for up to 15 minutes for Q & A

According to media specialist Betty Dengel of Arrowhead Elementary School:
We have some very successful nonfiction writers who loved sharing their work and will become better writers because of Nancy Roe Pimm’s visit.

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!