School Visits and Appearances

I would love to visit your School, Library, Book Store, Festival  or Event!

Contact me to set up a school visit or an appearance. pczajak@gmail.com

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School presentation K -3rd grade – Pricing: $200/hr

For my presentation, I will read one of my books and explain the process of how a book is made. I will show original and edited manuscripts, character sketches, galleys, proofs, and original artwork so that students can see all the pieces that go into creating a book. I will discuss where ideas come from and I will talk about the writing process and the importance of rewriting and editing, nobody gets anything right the first time and it is important to understand that!

  • Visual presentation ~ 20 min
  • Read the Book ~ 10 min
  • Create your own story exercise with Kids ~ 15 – 20 min

Kids create their own beginning, middle and end based on the first line Monster Needs…

This is a great exercise where kids learn how a story can be about anything and how easy it is to come up with its basic structure.

Individual classes  1st-3rd - Pricing: $200/hr

For older students/beginning writer’:  Using the Monster and Me™ series as inspiration as well as their own experiences each student will come up with what Monster needs and why.

Then they get to write their own story!

I walk through the steps of creating a beginning, middle and an end.   I stress what they are writing is the first draft and not to worry about mistakes and to let their ideas flow.  Revision is an important part of writing!  45 minutes

 

For younger classes Pre-K to Kindergarten:

I will read the book and make a craft with the students.  30 – 45 minutes

 

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Testimoniala perfect balance of humor, along with the message that it takes perseverance to be a writer, and the importance of revision and editing. With our school-wide focus on vocabulary, your books offer the reader many opportunities to learn new words – Susan Howland Kindergarten Teacher Great Oak Elementary

 

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3 comments on “School Visits and Appearances
  1. Susan Kroh says:

    Hello Paul,

    I am the business development manager at Barnes & Noble Cherry Hill, we met at the Collingswood Book Festival. We are currently planning our Holiday Bookfairs in the store and had an inquiring from a local school in Collingswood, William Tatem Elementary, as to your availability to participate in their event.
    Their Book fair/Family Fun Night is scheduled for December 7 from 5p-8p. Please let me know if you are interested. I can be reached at 856.910.8771 or crm2288@bn.com.
    Thank you in advance for your time & consideration.
    Warm Regards-
    Susan Kroh

  2. Jessica says:

    Interested in finding out your availability for a school visit in an elementary school in Syosset on Long Island. Just wanted to check your availability for October 2018 and October 2019
    Thank you so much. I look forward to hearing from you.

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