Program Flyer: Bring a Nonfiction Minute Author to Your School!by all the Authors on Call

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Contact Information
Vicki Cobb
302 Pondside Drive
White Plains, NY  10607
Phone: (914) 949-1104
Program Title
Bring a Nonfiction Minute Author to Your School!by all the Authors on Call
Program Type
Individual Program
Program Rating
This program has not yet been evaluated.
Target Audience
Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons
Maximum Number of Participants
There is no maximum if you want many classrooms as endpoints from one school But the program is more effective if we visit separate classes for a short period of time.
Minimum Number of Participants
Primary Disciplines
Social Studies/History, Fine Arts, Language Arts/English, Mathematics, Sciences, Special Education, Literacy, Writing, Reading, Gifted & Talented
Program Description
Your students get to know the authors of the Nonfiction Minute through free daily posts of fascinating real-life stories.  Books by these award-winning children's nonfiction authors are already in your school and public libraries. Bring an author to your school via our Zoom Room so they can ask those questions and get the answers straight from an author's mouth.   Let us know just who you'd like to meet! Write the name of the author you are selecting in the section labeled"ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR CONTENT PROVIDER TO KNOW" 
Program Format
The hour with the author can be very flexible. You can have up to 10 classes listening in or you can divide the hour and have the author spend a certain amount of time with individual classrooms. For example, each of four classes could have 15 minutes with the author.

Suggested questions?
How did you learn about__________?
What did you do to make sure kids would like what you wrote?
Is it hard to write? What do you do to make it easier?
What made you interested in _______________?
1. to gain understanding of the process used by an author to write a Nonfiction Minute
2. to understand why short pieces are sometimes harder to write than long ones,
3. to gain insights into the writing process and how it can help them in their own work.
4. to develop an appreciation of nonfiction literature..
National/Common Core Standards to which this program aligns
The Common Core Standards for ELA emphasize listening, reading, writing and speaking skills. To meet these requirements students need to read widely and deeply. The Nonfiction Minutes are exemplary, high-interest, reading selections that foster these basic standards. The authors themselves are exemplars of masters of these standards. The Nonfiction Minutes lend themselves to a holistic approach to learning these standards and serve as mentor texts for students.
State/Regional Standards to which this program aligns
Program Length
1 hour
Date/Time Notes
This is an hour program so that students who have been reading the free and very popular blog the Nonfiction Minute can ask a favorite author questions. You can have as many as 10 classrooms logged in or you can divide the hour by six, giving each of six classrooms ten minutes with the author.
Program Cost
By Request: $300.00
By Request Premium: $270.00
Program Fee Notes
Invoiced by iNK Think Tank, Inc.
302 Pondside Drive
White Plains, NY 10607
Cancellation Policy
We will not charge for programs cancelled due to nature i.e. snow days. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice.
Is recording allowed?

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

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