Kids learn new writing skills to help tell their own story. Let their stories provide them with an imaginative escape from quarantine. Read more to set up a visit for your school.
In person visits are Wendy's favorite, though this year availability will depend on both proximity and current covid situation/precautions.
READ along with Wendy for the first chapter of A MONSTER LIKE ME,
Each book deals with different challenges that kids encounter in the real world. Learn more here.
Wendy loves to visit with young readers! If you students liked her story, please encourage them to write and share what they enjoyed.
This year is crazy, but Wendy LOVES visiting with Students. She offers several different presentations:
- Author Introduction - Overview of Wendy's books with author Q & A
- Give me 5 = Elementary students learn FIVE simple steps to help them write their own stories, Followed by Q & A.
- Plotting with Dragons = Middle School students learn how to outline their own stories...with dragons. (Because dragons make everything cooler.) Followed by Q & A.
Wendy's schedule gets tighter during farming season. Schedule your class now to save your spot
Best-Selling Author Wendy S. Swore gives free school presentations as part of her book tours. This option is dependent on both location and current COVID situation.
Wendy presents to a combined audience of 3rd-8th grade. With light-hearted stories and audience participation, Wendy (who had a blood tumor on her face in Elementary School) shares how it only takes ONE minute of courage, ONE kind word, and ONE person to make a difference in someone's life-- with emphasis on how everyone has a story to tell.
For Elementary Students:
She teaches 5 fast and easy steps that will help students write their own story adventures.
For Middle School Students: She teaches how to craft a story arc that they can apply to their own stories.
Her message will empower students to develop their own unique stories and learn that each person has the power to make a difference!
Presentation is just 40-45 minutes long depending on Q & A time.
Please send a message right away if your school would like to host Wendy.
*If she is unable to incorporate your school as part of her tour, she'd be happy to SKYPE or ZOOM with your school and/or answer any questions your students might have.
Shadow Mountain Publishing has given permission for me to read chapters to you for quarantine scroll down for more chapters!
Please encourage your child to write to Wendy! You can use the form on this website for kids to communicate with Wendy and she will write them back!
Once you use the form on this website for your initial message, Wendy will answer you via email for easy back and forth communication.
STEM girl with non-traditional skills and interests,
Hawaiian marine life and island life,
Diversity within a close-knit community,
"Rise Where You Stand" symbolism & allegory
Friendship comes in all ages, shapes, and sizes
Learning is cool
Strong, smart, and powerful women
STEM girl with non-traditional skills and interests
Diversity within a close-knit community
Peacock Symbolism & Allegory
Mirror book for underrepresented rural families
One Person Can Make a Difference
Change, Grief/loss, Acceptance, & Hope
If you would like a print out of discussion questions that can go along with A Monster Like Me, I have a PDF here for you.
MAIN THEME: Compassion Makes Us Human
Hiding vs Expressing Feelings
What Makes A Monster vs. What Makes A Human
Power of Self Acceptance
Connection Vs. Isolation
For questions about the stories or whatever else teachers or students would like to know, please feel free to ask Wendy HERE.
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