For teachers

Sarah is available for school visits. 

1. BEAR NEEDS HELP and A PERFECT DAY

For grades K - 2, Sarah discusses the process of writing and illustrating a picture book and reads the books aloud. Activities include lessons on how to draw a bear and a shell.

 

2. SEASHELLS: MORE THAN A HOME and FEATHERS: NOT JUST FOR FLYING

For grades 2 - 4, Sarah takes the class through the process of illustrating a science book, including the extensive research done by the illustrator. She shares the inside stories behind both books, which took seven years from Melissa Stewart's initial idea until publication. The presentation ends with a lesson on how to draw feathers and shells. 

Additional tools developed by Melissa Stewart are not part of the presentation but may be used by teachers:
Readers' Theater 
Teacher's Guide with Common Core links 
Storytime Guide 
Video - Similes in Feathers 

 

Cost:
Single class presentation: $300
3 presentations: $800
Travel over 1 hour from home reimbursed