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Jenny Goebel Author Visit Kit

Grades

PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5

Jenny Goebel has worked as both an elementary school teacher and as a headstone engraver. She lives in Colorado with her firefighting husband, three sons and a deceitfully innocent-looking dog. She writes anything from picture books to middle-grade novels and can be visited online at www.jennygoebel.com.

Description of the Author’s Presentation

Vroom, Vroom, Beep, Beep, Go!

Grades PreK-K
30-40 minutes

Books, songs, and props—this multimedia presentation gets those squirmy, little bodies moving, and active minds excited about reading!

Writers’ Blocks

Grades K-2
45-60 minutes

Every writer needs the right building blocks to construct a story.  Visual and hands-on exploration of what gives a story a strong foundation (basic elements such as beginning, middle and ending) and the artistic touches (voice, word choice, etc.) that give it style!

Chiseling Out 3-D Characters and Vivid Settings

Grades 3 and up
45-60 minutes

Flat characters and vague settings can suck the life out of any story.  After a short reading from one of my books, I’ll present techniques for carving out characters that leap off pages, and ways to elicit vivid worlds by drawing on the use of the 5 senses. Warning: there will be chocolate!

Story Spark to Book

All grades
45-60 minutes


Presentations for larger audiences include a behind-the-scenes peek at the process of turning a story idea into a book, and a glimpse of what it’s like to be an author. Lower grade assemblies will focus on the journey of a picture book, and upper grade assemblies will examine the process of creating a novel. These presentations are suitable for smaller audiences, as well.

All presentations include a short Q&A session and book signing (if desired).

 

Virtual Visits

I am happy to offer a complimentary 20 minute Skype Q&A for school or library groups who have read at least one of my books.

Ordering Books

Schools and libraries may order books at a discounted rate by visiting The Scholastic Teacher Store or by calling 1-800-SCHOLASTIC.

The Hat

by Mavis Smith , Judith Bauer Stamper

Grades

PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5

Guided Reading Level

Not Available

Books | Individual Titles | Paperback Book
Starting at: $3.67

Crazy like a Fox

by Loreen Leedy

Grades

PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5

Guided Reading Level

P

Books | Individual Titles | Paperback Book
Starting at: $4.95

Mom and Dad Are Palindromes

by Adam McCauley , Mark Shulman

Grades

1–2, 3–5

Lexile® Measure

150L

Books | Individual Titles | Paperback Book
Starting at: $5.95

First Encyclopedia of Our World

by David Hancock , Felicity Brooks

Grades

1–2, 3–5

Guided Reading Level

P

Books | Individual Titles | Paperback Book
Starting at: $7.95

25 Great Grammar Poems With Activities

by Bobbi Katz

Grades

3–5, 6–8

Guided Reading Level

Not Available

Books | Individual Titles | Activity Book
Starting at: $12.99

Thirty Days Has September

by Chris Stevens , Sarah Horne

Grades

3–5, 6–8

Guided Reading Level

W

Books | Individual Titles | Paperback Book
Starting at: $4.95
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