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Discover the secrets of good writing on a world tour with Pack-n-Go Girls! We offer several different author visit programs to meet your needs. Leveraging our professional instructional design and corporate training skills, our programs promise a fun, engaging, and valuable learning experience for your students.
Assemblies: Inspiring Young Writers
This engaging keynote entices kids to be curious about the larger world through reading and writing. Students take a quick tour around the globe with intriguing glimpses into other cultures. With fun, interactive exercises, we inspire students to become great writers and global citizens. Grades: K-6 | ~ 150 per presentation | 45-60 minutes
Classroom Workshops: An Adventure in Writing
Pack-n-Go Girls are always ready for adventure! Our experiential workshops take students on a journey through the Pack-n-Go countries of Austria, Mexico, Thailand, and Brazil. Through hands-on activities, we share the secret of using the five senses to become a better writer. In addition, we inspire young writers to experience the power of revising. Students put their new insights into practice—writing, sharing, and revising. They discover that writing is an adventure in and unto itself. Grades: K-6, but preferably 2-4 | Group Size: Less than 30 | 45-60 minutes
Virtual: Q&A with an Author
Being far away does not stop a Pack-n-Go Girl! We travel often and deliver programs remotely. Our virtual programs are delivered via Skype or WebEx. We start with a short overview on our personal paths to becoming authors. Then we open it up for Q&A. We can tailor the program to focus on writing, geography, or entrepreneurialism. We ask that teachers and students prepare questions before the visit. Grades: K-6 | Group Size: 1 classroom per program | 30-45 minutes
To learn more about our Author Visits, download our Author Visit packet.
It includes the following information:
Pack-n-Go Girls Overview
Author Visit Descriptions
Author Visit Checklist
Coloring Page Printables
Our students loved having author, Lisa Travis, come to our school. Her presentation was so engaging the students couldn't wait to go back to their classes and write. The day after her presentation, students were coming to the library asking for her books.
Lisa skillfully taught sixty third graders the importance of using their five senses to make writing come alive. It was impressive to look around and see every child excited and involved in her writing activities. It was age appropriate and met the needs of many learning styles! She even made a non-writer in my class write without an argument!
"Thank you for coming into our class and teaching us about writing. The part I enjoyed the most was the chocolate. You have inspired me to write my own book. When I grow up, I want to be an author of a book series like you!"
"We are grateful for your presence today. it is a special time for our children and we are grateful for your partnership."
“Thank you for visiting. We enjoyed you coming here. Can you come back one day? When I’m a grown up, I’m going to be an author like you. My class is enjoying Mystery of the Troubled Toucan. I’m excited to read more of your fabulus [sic] books.”
“I have received so much excellent feedback on your presentations. Thank you for all of your hard work. I enjoyed working with you and again thank you from the bottom of my heart!”
“Thank you for coming to our school. I really liked it. I love Pack-n-Go Girls. It was fun to go on an idvenchar [sic] with you. You really inspiruard [sic] me to write a book, so I am in the proses [sic] of making one.”
“My class really enjoyed the author visit. I liked how the author talked about using the senses while writing and gave them access to items to actually use prior to writing. It really tied in well with our focus on descriptive language. Thank you!”
“Thank you so much Lisa! The connection between the senses and writing was excellent and your visuals tied everything together. You were enthusiastic and able to engage students by being approachable and knowledgeable, and you tailored your presentation each age level. We are so grateful for your visit with us and appreciate your time and energy!”
Our 45+ page Country Exploration Kits include additional cross-curriculum learning activities in reading, writing, math, science, social studies, and art, which are tied to Common Core standards. We added in a few more fun activities just to pass the time during a rainy day recess, waiting in an airport, driving on a road trip, or simply out for dinner. We’ve also included recipes for cooking some treats for your trip or classroom party.