Sandra Warren’s writing experience in multiple genres makes her a great candidate for visiting your school or organization. Not just a children’s author, shecan relate to multiple age groups from pre-schoolers to high schoolers, educators and parents. Let Sandra design a program to meet your needs:Pre-K - 3rd grade - Interactive reading plus illustration session4th - 6th+ - In-depth discussion - how to become an author & Sandra’s journey4th - Adult - Kids made the difference: Patriotism during WWIIWriting Workshop: Creating open-ended stories SKYPE visitsTITLES FOR STUDENTSWe Bought A WWII Bomber: The Untold Story of A Michigan High School, a B-17 Bomber & The Blue Ridge Parkway! (Arlie Enterprises, 2015)Spivey’s Web, (Arlie Enterprises, *Coming in 2017) She Started It! (Arlie Enterprises, *Coming in 2018)Arlie the Alligator:A Story-song Picture Book for Kids 4 to 8, also on CD & DVD (Arlie Enterprises, 2013)Edna Mae: First Lesson In Prejudice in Chicken Soup for the Kid’s Soul (Health Communications, 1998)If I Were A Road (Royal Fireworks Press, 1987) If I Were A Table (Royal Fireworks Press, 1987)The Great Bridge Lowering (Royal Fireworks Press, 1987)TITLES FOR EDUCATORSArlie the Alligator Communication Activity Guide (Pieces of Learning 1993)Enhancing Creatvitiy Through Open-ended/Missing Parts Stories (Royal Fireworks Press, 2006) Teacher’s Guide to Parents of the Gifted/Parents of the Gifted’s Guide to Teachers, (Royal Fireworks Press, 1999) Being Gifted: The Gift Video Study Kit DVD (Arlie Enterprises, 1999) Advocating for Your Gifted Child DVD (Arlie Enterprises, 2001) Awards 2017Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. 2016 Next Generation INDIE Book Awards Finalist for We Bought A WWII Bomber: The Untold Story of A Michigan High School, a B-17 Bomber & The Blue Ridge Parkway. 1990 Media & Methods Excellence in Education, Awards Honoree for Being Gifted: The Gift, Video Study Kit International Authors and Writers Whos Who, Thirteenth Edition, 1993 to present Whos Who in American Women, 1981-82 to present Honorary Life Member of the Ohio Congress of Parents and Teachers, Inc., 1991 Ohio Association for Gifted Children Civic Leadership Aware, 1983 Programs AvailableGRADES K-12 Adult LENGTH Varies per age group K-3 45-50 min 4-adult 60 min 45-60 min/SKYPE visitAUDIENCE SIZEK-3 Under 75 is optimum 4-12 200 maximum Adult - no size limitASSEMBLIES Themes: Positive Communication, Creativity & Patriotism History & Language Arts Primary Students delight in an interactive reading of Arlie the Alligator, experiencing the story-song picture book twice, once through a participatory reading and again through illustrating, while listening and singing along. Middle School students view patriotism through the accomplishments of junior high and high school students who, in 1943, during WWII, raised an extraordinary amount of money and bought a B-17 bomber to help with the war effort. Also available - an indepth look at life as an author of works in multiple genres for young and old, both fiction and non-fiction. High School students view patriotism through the accomplishments of junior high and high school students who, in 1943, during WWII, raised an extraordinary amount of money and bought a B-17 bomber to help with the war effort. Also available - an indepth look at life as an author of works in multiple genres for young and old, both fiction and non-fiction. *Visit Bonus: Student Press Conference! There is seldom enough time to answer student questions so I’ve created what I call, the very popular Student Press Conference. Here’s how it works: 1. Questions to ask me, the visiting author, are brainstormed within each classroom, written down and discussed for appropriateness. 2. Each classroom teacher then chooses 2 Reporters to meet with me, the visiting author, at an appointed time, preferable near the end of the day of my visit as many questions will be answered within the programs presented. 3. Within the small group, questions are asked, one from each reporter, on a continuous rotation until the alloted time or questions run out, which ever comes first. 4. It is each Reporter’s job to bring my answers back to their respective classroom. 5. The Q&A meeting can be done in a small room with just the 2 reporters per classroom, in an auditorium in front of classmates with the reporters on stage with me, video taped for future viewing or used for a SKYPE visit. BOOK SALE/AUTOGRAPH Sandra Warren will bring books for purchase and autographing. Here’s how it works: 1. To legally offer books to students tax free, sales MUST BE DONE through a PTA/PTO, SPECIAL FUND or a SCHOOL ACCOUNT. 2. A RECORD of numbers of each title sold along with a CHECK are to be presented to Ms. Warren on the day of the presentation. 3. Ms. Warren will email you a Book Order Form (or download here) that lists available titles, prices and a space indicating to whom a book should be autographed. 4. Send Order Form home twice before her visit. (The first time two weeks prior to visit and then again the day before.) 5. Please inform Ms. Warren of approximate numbers and titles of books soldno later than seven (7) business days prior to visit. Ability to have numbers of books ordered on-hand are dependent upon early notification. Every effort will be made to have books ordered available on the day of the visit. Books not available will be autographed and mailed later at author’s expense. 6. All books will be autographed on the day of the visit unless otherwise arranged. SET-UP AND EQUIPMENT NEEDS1. LCD projector (with sound capabilities) 2. As large a screen a possible mounted high to not obstruct view 3. Lavalier or collar microphone is best. 4. Small table for Ms. Warren’s materials 5. Bottle of waterA WORD FROM SANDRA WARREN “Never say never,” and “Reach for the moon and even if you fail, you’ll fall among the stars,” are two of my favorite sayings. From my worst subject in school (writing) to a career as a published author, my journey has been most unconventional. I love sharing my path with students and my belief that they can accomplish their dreams if they remain open to change, are willing to take risks, work hard, believe in themselves and never give up!” “Creating stories without endings and writing in multiple genres separates me from most authors who visit schools.”FEES*(See Money for Schools information below)$500 ½ day/$700 full day plus expenses - Full day includes three presentations and/or writing workshops and a Student Press Conference. $ 75 - Classroom SKYPE visit - (50 min.) $175 - SKYPE Assembly - (50-min.) $200 - Evening presentation
Sandra has shared her books and her love of writing with children and adults at clubs, schools, conferences and organizations from London, England to British Columbia, and Florida to Alaska. Her presentations have inspired multiple Students - Pre-K thru high school Parents Educators Librarians and Business persons in a variety of venues on a variety of topics.
Sandra Warren is an excellent speaker. Her open-ended style of writing allows her to use the whole audience inher performance. Our third, fourth, fifth and sixth grade students were very excited about writing a song. It was fun, as a teacher, to see them get so involved in an interactive writing experience.Our first and second grade students were engaged in an illustrating activity while listening to the the story, Arlie the Alligator. When Mrs. Warren asked me to have the students bring pencil and paper, I was very hesitant. My doubts were proven wrong as I saw them working diligently on the activity. Some terrific illustrations were produced.Any author who can hold the interests of three audiences consisting of 200 students each, is obviously doing something right.Missy Bostock, Paoli, Indiana
Thanks for the wonderful presentations you did here in DesMoines. The writing workshops for upper elementarystudents were outstanding. The students’ writing was more creative under your guidance than with any otherpresenter we have had. The use of your book, If I Were A Table, was especially effective as an inspiration for their own creative thoughts. You provided just the right balance of structure and open-endedness to bring out thebest in them. I was very impressed with your ability to interact with the students and keep them interested andon task throughout the session.Arlene DeVries, DesMoines, IowaBy attending your workshop, our 9th and 10th grade young women were given an opportunity to examine the characteristics of successful women and the barriers they face, as well as experience a relationship with a support of teachers, peers and a professional writer. As I read through the stories the students wrote, I was amazed that you were able to accomplish so much with them in so short a time. Linda Stewart, Grove City, OHThe Garfield students were spellbound as they interacted with Sandra in her grade level presentations, and notone second grader moaned when it was tiem to start writing in the Writer’s Workshop. Their pencils and mindsflew along with the winged Arlie.We used Arlie and communication as the theme for our Right to Read Week Activities. We could have spent ayear on the topic. Her accompanying activity guide is full of ready to use ideas in all areas of communication. “Weare still smiling, humming, writing and reading! Thank you for a wonderful author visit.”Paula Steele, Title One Reading CoordinatorGarfield ElementaryHeath, Ohio The day you and Arlie spent interacting with our students and staff was informative and rewarding. The studentsgained a better insight into the working of the process that na author goes through before getting a book published.You had them mesmerized from the beginning. For the students to see and hear and be with a “live” author wasextremely exciting for them! Without exception every school district would love to have a visiting author namely,Sandra Warren and Arlie the Alligator.Maureen WerneDubois ElementaryDubois, IndianaWe really enjoyed having you visit. We especially liked the way you involved the students in your stories. The children continue to enjoy the Arlie the Alligator tape.Ann Schwandt, LibrarianMancelona ElementaryMancelona, MichiganThank you so much for speaking to our elementary school. The 2nd and 3rd graders especially enjoyed seeing the pictures of how several different illustrators felt Arlie should be drawn. I am still receiving pictures and comments about how the students feel Arlie “would really” look! As a teacher, I felt your message about the importance of being reliable was wonderful, as we are always trying to emphasize that character trait to students.To hear the same message coming from a published author makes a great impact!Jane Darrow, G/T CoordinatorColumbia Station, OhioThank you for visiting our school and inspiring the children to write and illustrate books... Your comments in theassembly showed that you have a deep understanding for the needs of our students. Everyone who has spokento me was equally impressed. You let the pupils see the feeling that a good writer has for her readers and howthose feelings can be expressed in written form. You inspired communicationa nd promoted the joy of readingfor our students in kindergarten through grade five.Many students have mentioned to me how much they enjoyed your presentation. Students are writing their ownbooks and introducing Arlie to new adventures! You made the reading/writing process come to life for the students.Betty Stevens, Vice PrincipalWashington ElementaryEastlake, Ohio