School and Library Visits

MEET THE AUTHOR VISITS

(Full or Half Days)

 

I enjoy visiting schools to read my books, tell the stories behind the books, talk about the writing process, discuss how a book is published, answer questions, and get kids excited about writing. I am glad to visit individual classes, a grade level, or the entire school. I will gladly customize my visit to the needs of your students and/or school. Face-to-face and virtual visits are available. 

 

In addition to author visits, I am also available to lead writing workshops for student writers and in-service training for faculty members.
 

WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS

(90-minutes each, up to 45 students)

Possible topics:

  • Where Do Writers Get Their Ideas? (Grades K-5)

  • Sketch-Plan-Write-Read (Grades K-1)

  • Read Like a Writer and Write Like One, Too! (Grades K-5)

  • Freytag’s Pyramid—How to Plan for Fiction Writing (Grades 2-5)

  • Embedding Writing Craft in Non-fiction Writing (Grades 2-5)

  • Revising My Writing (Grades 2-5)

  • Creating and Using a Writer’s Notebook (Grades 2-5)

  • Putting Yourself on the Page (Grades 6-12)

  • Plotting (Grades 6-12)

  • Character Development (Grades 6-12)


Note: I’m happy to customize topics to the needs of your students.

IN-SERVICE TRAINING FOR TEACHERS

(Up to 3 hours each)
 
Possible topics:

  • Building a Writer’s Workshop in Your Classroom

  • Elaboration—Top 10 Chart Busters!

  • Re-think It! Re-dream It! Re-vise It!

  • Motivating Reluctant Writers

  • Writing Crafts at Your Fingertips

  • Conferencing with Young Writers

  • Publishing Student Writing

  • Embedding Writing Craft in Non-fiction Writing

 
Note: I’m happy to customize topics to meet the needs of your faculty.

For a detailed description of my school visit options and fees, to check on availability, or to request, email robsanderswrites@gmail.com.

Programs

scheduling

 

For a detailed description of my school visit options and fees, to check on availability, or to request, email: 

robsanderswrites@gmail.com

testimonials

 

“Your class was a turning point for me in my writing. You are such a gifted, generous and kind teacher, who really made me see structure, scene, and pacing. When I took your class things finally began to click for me as a writer.”

—Sara Andrea Fajardo, Student

Author of: Paka Paka con la Papa: Alberto Salas Plays Potato Hide-and-Seek

 

“Your session was incredible! I've been working with that waterfall writing exercise for the whole week, and I'm loving it.”

—Julie Hedlund, Student 

Author and Founder of 12x12

 

Rob Sanders not only taught our students about writing, he inspired them to write. His practical, hands-on instruction engaged our students, helped them see a professional writer in action, and gave them a chance to write like pros, too.

 

—Sharon Waite, Principal

Lockhart Elementary School

Tampa, Florida

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Rob visiting with the GLAM (Gay, Lesbian, and More) club at MS-51 in Brooklyn, NY.

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