Sandra Warren’s writing experience in multiple genres makes her a great candidate for visiting your school or organization. Not just a children’s author, she can relate to multiple age groups from pre-schoolers to high schoolers, educators and parents. Let Sandra design a program to meet your needs:Pre-K - 3rd grade - Interactive reading plus illustration session4th - 6th+ - In-depth discussion - how to become an author & Sandra’s journeyWriting Workshop: Writing open-ended stories available for grades 1st - 6th+ How to Publish workshops available for high school thru adult
Sandra has shared her books and her love of writing with children and adults at clubs, schools, conferences and organizations from London, England to British Columbia, and Florida to Alaska. Her presentations have inspired multiple Students - Pre-K thru high school Parents Educators Librarians and Business persons in a variety of venues on a variety of topics.
Here’s what folks are saying about Sandra Warren’s School Visits:“Sandra Warren is an excellent speaker. Her open-ended style of writing allows her to use the whole audience inher performance. Our third, fourth, fifth and sixth grade students were very excited about writing a song. It was fun, as a teacher, to see them get so involved in an interactive writing experience.”“Our first and second grade students were engaged in an illustrating activity while listening to the the story, Arlie the Alligator. When Mrs. Warren asked me to have the students bring pencil and paper, I was very hesitant. My doubts were provenwrong as I saw them working diligently on the activity. Some terrific illustrations were produced.”“Any author who can hold the interests of three audiences consisting of 200 students each, is obviously doing something right.”Missy Bostock, Paoli, Indiana
“Thanks for the wonderful presentations you did here in DesMoines. The writing workshops for upper elementarystudents were outstanding. The students’ writing was more creative under your guidance than with any otherpresenter we have had. The use of your book, If I Were A Table, was especially effective as an inspiration for their own creative thoughts. You provided just the right balance of structure and open-endedness to bring out thebest in them. I was very impressed with your ability to interact with the students and keep them interested andon task throughout the session.”Arlene DeVries, DesMoines, Iowa“By attending your workshop, our 9th and 10th grade young women were given an opportunity to examine the characteristics of successful women and the barriers they face, as well as experience a relationship with a support of teachers, peers and a professional writer.” “As I read through the stories the students wrote, I was amazed that you were able to accomplish so much with them in so short a time.”Linda Stewart, Grove City, OH“The Garfield students were spellbound as they interacted with Sandra in her grade level presentations, and notone second grader moaned when it was tiem to start writing in the Writer’s Workshop. Their pencils and mindsflew along with the winged Arlie.”We used Arlie and communication as the theme for our Right to Read Week Activities. We could have spent ayear on the topic. Her accompanying activity guide is full of ready to use ideas in all areas of communication. “Weare still smiling, humming, writing and reading! Thank you for a wonderful author visit.”Paula Steele, Title One Reading CoordinatorGarfield ElementaryHeath, Ohio “The day you and Arlie spent interacting with our students and staff was informative and rewarding. The studentsgained a better insight into the working of the process that na author goes through before getting a book published.You had them mesmerized from the beginning. For the students to see and hear and be with a “live” author wasextremely exciting for them! Without exception every school district would love to have a visiting author namely,Sandra Warren and Arlie the Alligator.”Maureen WerneDubois ElementaryDubois, Indiana“We really enjoyed having you visit. We especially liked the way you involved the students in your stories. The children continue to enjoy the Arlie the Alligator tape.”Ann Schwandt, LibrarianMancelona ElementaryMancelona, Michigan“Thank you so much for speaking to our elementary school. The 2nd and 3rd graders especially enjoyed seeing the pictures of how several different illustrators felt Arlie should be drawn. I am still receiving pictures and comments about how the students feel Arlie “would really” look! As a teacher, I felt your message about the importance of being reliable was wonderful, as we are always trying to emphasize that character trait to students.To hear the same message coming from a published author makes a great impact!”Jane Darrow, G/T CoordinatorColumbia Station, Ohio“Thank you for visiting our school and inspiring the children to write and illustrate books... Your comments in theassembly showed that you have a deep understanding for the needs of our students. Everyone who has spokento me was equally impressed. You let the pupils see the feeling that a good writer has for her readers and howthose feelings can be expressed in written form. You inspired communicationa nd promoted the joy of readingfor our students in kindergarten through grade five.”“Many students have mentioned to me how much they enjoyed your presentation. Students are writing their ownbooks and introducing Arlie to new adventures! You made the reading/writing process come to life for the students.”Betty Stevens, Vice PrincipalWashington ElementaryEastlake, Ohio
Money for Schools! Wish you could afford to bring Sandra or another author to your school? Check out the following funding source. www.schoolfundingcenter.com This center lists multiple grants available for educators. There is a yearly fee but you can try it out for free for 24-hours. Also: Send a letter to your PTA/PTO - they raise money for school presentations and assemblies.Contact local businesses and associations. Many set aside donations for positive opportunities for children. To house a visiting author, contact local hotel and motel chains. Many will comp the room as a donation to local schools and school children.