Program Flyer: Tips on Biographies and Nonfiction Features with Nonfiction Author Carla Killough McClafferty

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Contact Information
Carla Killough McClafferty
302 Pondside Drive
White Plains, NY  10607
Phone: (501) 993-0434
Program Title
Tips on Biographies and Nonfiction Features with Nonfiction Author Carla Killough McClafferty
Program Type
Individual Program
Program Rating
  based on 2 evaluation(s).
Target Audience
Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, 6
Maximum Number of Participants
No maximum. However, smaller groups will allow the participants to receive more interaction with the author.
Minimum Number of Participants
Primary Disciplines
Social Studies/History, Language Arts/English, Sciences, Literacy, Writing, Reading, Problem Solving
Program Description
With CCSS focusing on reading more nonfiction, this session will help students understand nonfiction books, nonfiction features, and biographies. After covering the basics, McClafferty will talk about how to research and write a biography while showing a PowerPoint containing concrete examples from her own books. For example, using pages The Many Faces of George Washington: Remaking a Presidential Icon she will share primary source research from George Washington’s portraits, sculptures, dentures, hair, clothing and more. She will discuss how she used primary source research to make George Washington come to life in her award-winning book. Along the way, students will learn details about our first president they will remember forever.
Program Format
This is an interactive program where the author asks questions of the students and shows PowerPoint images to reinforce the presentation details.
1. Begin with discussion of nonfiction books.
2. Discuss nonfiction features.
3. Discuss biographies.
4. See examples of author’s nonfiction books.
5. Learn interesting details about George Washington.
1. To help young students gain an appreciation for nonfiction books.

2. To help young students understand features found in nonfiction texts.

3. To help young students understand how to do research.
National/Common Core Standards to which this program aligns
Visual Arts/ Understanding the Visual Arts In Relation to History and Cultures , Visual Arts/ Reflecting Upon and Assessing the Characteristics and Merits of Their Work and the Work of Others , Visual Arts/ Making Connections Between Visual Arts and Other Disciplines , English/ Reading for Perspective , English/ Reading for Understanding , English/ Applying Knowledge , English/ Evaluating Data , English/ Developing Research Skills , Science as Inquiry , Science and Technology , History and Nature of Science , Civics/ What Is Government? , Civics/ Values and Principles of Democracy , Civics/ Principles of Democracy , Civics/ Other Nations and World Affairs , Civics/ Roles of the Citizen , Geography/ The World in Spatial Terms , Geography/ Places and Regions , Geography/ Human Systems , Geography/ Uses of Geography , U.S. History 5 - 12/ Era 2: Colonization and Settlement (1585-1763) , U.S. History 5 - 12/ Era 3: Revolution and the New Nation (1754-1820s) , World History/ Global Expansion and Encounter, 1450-1770 , World History/ An Age of Revolutions, 1750-1914 , Technology Research Tools , Technology Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Tools
State/Regional Standards to which this program aligns
The author will adjust each program to fit the needs of each state’s standards.
Program Length
1 hour
Program Cost
By Request: $300.00
By Request Premium: $270.00
Program Fee Notes
The price is per site. iNK Think Tank will invoice and collect the fee.
Cancellation Policy
We make every effort to rebook. However, a last minute cancellation, with less than a two day notice will incur a $100.00 kill fee.
Is recording allowed?

Program Delivery Mode(s)
Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
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