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Wild About Research! By Author Heather L. Montgomery

from Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank

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Presented with wacky animals and stories of hands-on research -- in the form of a snake dissection -- students discover the fun side of research! From nonfiction author Heather L. Montgomery, students learn that even professional authors get assignments. They witness learn Heather's 3 rules of research: 

1) Don't Do BORING!
2) Questions are the key
3) Zoom in or zoom out to avoid getting stuck in a rut.

Students should bring paper, pencil, and something to bear down on.  Presented with odd bones, flesh and other odd natural artifacts, their fingers will be itching to create their own list of research questions!

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Point to Point: $300.00
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45-60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Parent, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons

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Primary Disciplines

Language Arts/English, Sciences, Literacy, Writing

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)

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Provider's 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.

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Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank

White Plains, NY
United States

The Common Core State Standards have focused attention on process and using nonfiction in the classroom. Our Authors on Call from iNK Think Tank embody the CCSS. This team uses their extraordinary breadth of knowledge to transform today's classrooms into vital centers of learning. These authors are experts in processing enormous amounts of information, sifting through it and synthesizing it into works with added value. So why not talk to these masters of 21st century skillsand let them unpack their process for your students? They are eager to share their knowledge with you and to help you inspire your students with books kids love to read about subjects you're required to teach. So far our authors include Jan Adkins, Vicki Cobb, Heather Montgomery, Roxie Munro, Dorothy Hinshaw Patent,Carla Killough McClafferty, Kerrie Hollihan, Aline Alexander Newman, David M. Schwartz, Alexandra Siy, Steve Swinburne , Peggy Thomas, and Andrea Warren. Keep coming back as we add more authors and new programs.

Vicki Cobb

Program Details


1. Photos of bizarre artifacts from nature hook students and get them bubbling with questions.
2. The author will share the story (and images) of how research questions led her to dissect a rattle snake as a part of her research process.
3. Magnified images prompt students to think by analogy.
4. Faced with odd natural artifacts, students will generate their own list of research questions.
5. Q & A as time allows.


1. Students will generate questions.
2. Students will begin the inquiry process.
3. Students will make analogies.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Correlates to CCCS.ELA, NGSS and Standards for the 21st-Century Learner