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SCHOOL AND LIBRARY VISITS

I bring over 25 years of experience as an elementary school teacher to my author visits. I establish an excellent rapport with an audience of children and I present material that is highly appropriate and of interest to the various age groups.


Grades 3 to 7:

I will tailor my presentation to meet the interests and needs of your students. From ghosts haunting old homesteads to children abandoned in the wilderness, I have lots of interesting stories to tell! I use props and photographs and encourage audience participation. I do several short high interest readings from my books.

Topics include:
1. The stories behind historical fiction
2. Where do ideas come from
3. From start to finish - how a book grows.
4. Creating great characters

50 minutes including time for questions
max in group: 60


Grades 2 to 3: "The Enchanted Theater"

This presentation is an exciting way to introduce children to the Enchanted Theater series, a time travel fantasy series of four books written at the grade two level. Jeremy and the talking cat Aristotle travel back in time into ancient Greek myths, solving riddles, overcoming obstacles and meeting all kinds of scary monsters. I engage the children by using colourful props, including a backpack full of magic objects that Jeremy uses to help him in his adventures. One child is selected to dress up in Jeremy's ancient Greek tunic! I do several short action-filled readings from the books. Teachers have found this presentation to be a great springboard for starting a literature or social studies unit on myths. I include a handout with 21 ideas for using the books in the classroom.

45 minutes including time for questions
max in group: 30

Fees: $250 for one session, $350 for a half day, $600 for a full day. Preferred venue: library or classroom. Not a gymnasium!

Equipment needed: large table

 
Reviews
 
From the onset, it was obvious that Becky was tuned into the children's needs and interests. Her rapport with the students was immediate. Becky's visit to our school exceeded expectations. Since her visit, the students have maintained an eagerness to read her books. The copies of Never To Be Told are never on the shelf!

School Librarian


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I found Becky to be a very gifted and interesting speaker.The children find themselves completely wrapped up in her stories. Her use of props during her presentations brings her stories to life for the children and leaves them ( and the adults) wanting more.

Librarian


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Becky Citra is very skilled at working with children in groups. She has a great manner with the students and the children respond well to her. They thoroughly enjoy it when she shares her own writing and her experiences as an author. 

School principal


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A teacher who can ignite the creative passions of young people and give them the tools to channel it always impresses me. Becky Citra is one of those teachers. 

Artistic Director/Curator

 
     
 
 
 
 
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