Roni Schotter Visit Kit
Roni Schotter speaks to children as fellow writers. She encourages them to turn their ideas, enthusiasms, feelings, — even fears — into stories by using their imagination and asking the question, "What if?"
Roni communicates her love of language — the ‘luscious' sound of favorite words like ‘rutabaga' and ‘persnickety.' She shows the entire writing process — from messy notebooks and drafts (emphasizing the importance and pleasure of rewriting) to finished books. She does some simple "fun" exercises with students - exercises that show children how easy it is to add metaphor and simile to their writing - whether they are writing fiction or nonfiction. With older grades 3 and up, she discusses the pleasure research necessary for some of her books. Her aim is to inspire and empower children, to convince him or her that anyone who chooses to can write well.
Roni Schotter is the award-winning author (NCTE, Parents Choice Award, National Jewish Book Award, and others) of 23 books (PreK–6 grade). A dynamic speaker who has visited over 100 schools and spoken to groups of children both large and small, she prefers intimate groups of 60 or less so that children don't view her as a celebrity, but rather as a writer, just like them.
Author's Home: Hastings-on-Hudson, New York
Suggested Audience: Grades K–5
Maximum number of presentations per day: 3
Honorarium: $1,200 locally, $1,200 plus expenses if overnight stay is required.
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