ERIC Number: ED456406
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr-10
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ABCs of an Author/Illustrator Visit. Professional Growth Series. Second Edition.
McElmeel, Sharron L.
This book aims to help library media specialists and teachers build a love of reading and promote reading comprehension, all while experiencing the fun and excitement of an author or illustrator visit. The book provides step-by-step help in organizing actual author/illustrator visits or "virtual" celebrations--including curricular activities. It covers all the necessary steps: from choosing the author/illustrator to obtaining books and resources to helping teachers publicize the event; events can be actual visits, "proxy visits,""read-ins," or visits by e-mail. The book details ways to help gather community support, plus new ways to obtain funding and involve co-sponsors. It includes reproducible forms to help make any event flow smoothly and also contains updated contact and related information in a resource section. Following an introduction, the book is divided into these sections: (1) Benefits of an Author/Illustrator Visit; (2) Getting Organized; (3) Making Decisions; (4) The Author/Illustrator Focus; (5) Making the Day Shine; (6) After the Visit; (7) No Excuses; (8) Forms; and (9) Resources. (Contains an author/illustrator index.) (NKA)
Descriptors: Authors, Childrens Libraries, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Literature Appreciation, Reading Interests, School Libraries, Technology Integration
Linworth Publishing, Inc., 480 E. Wilson Bridge Rd., Ste. L, Worthington, OH 43085 ($36.95). Tel: 800-786-5017 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.linworth.com.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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