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Adult Workshops

My audience goes beyond children. I'd love to talk to your adult group including teachers and writers seeking professional development! Please contact me regarding prices for these topics. 

I teach virtually and in-person. 

Please contact me for details. 

Writers' Workshops
This list continues to grow and change. Programs are designed to be interactive and often hands-on. Please contact me for details. 

Skip the Pitch (Work-for-Hire Writing Assignments)
Facts Are Fun: Nonfiction and Informational Fiction for Children
Successful School and Library Visits
Mentor Texts in KidLit
The Working Writer
Writing Science and Nature in Ways Kids Love
Beyond Book Signings
Make the Most of Newsletters

On-Demand Video Courses for Writers 

Veronica Bartles and I have partnered together to help you find your voice as a KidLit Creator through our on-demand writing videos. We have written picture books, chapter books, middle grade, and young adult books. Currently Veronica focuses on fiction, while I love fact-filled informational books.  Each course includes a free preview! Visit us at kidlit-creatives.teachable.com.

Teachers' Professional Development Workshops

Consider inviting nonfiction children's author Annette Whipple for an author visit and professional development. 

Educators' Facts Are Fun: A Nonfiction Writing Workshop
Annette shares strategies and hands-on activities to effectively teach the nonfiction writing process to students with an emphasis on student research. Participants will use mind mapping, learn tools to evaluate sources, explore revisions, and more. Depending on the time allowed, Annette can focus on the full writing process or just one aspect such as research or revisions. She's happy to work with your ideas.

Mentor Texts in the Classroom
Mentor texts provide a model for student writers to study and imitate. Use them to "show not tell." Annette shares strategies and hands-on activities to help teachers utilize a variety of mentor texts in the classroom for all ages. Hands-on writing time help teachers to understand the mentor text teaching/writing process even more.   
Facts Are Fun
Author Annette Whipple shares strategies and hands-on activities to effectively teach the nonfiction writing process to student writers. Participants will use mind mapping, learn tools to evaluate resources, explore revisions, and more.  
Brainstorming and Research Nonfiction Writing
Author Annette Whipple helps homeschool teachers guide their students to better evaluate online research sources, use a variety of sources, find the “wow” facts, and get those research notes organized. She also discusses the importance of copyright—both for words and images.
Nonfiction Reading and Writing
Annette helps you consider some of nonfiction teaching challenges and how to better use nonfiction books in your classroom. Together we’ll discuss 5 kinds of nonfiction, tips for reading and discussing nonfiction aloud, and the text features that help readers to better understand topics and make nonfiction fun to read and write.
Teachers Write! Writing for the Educational Market
Teachers make fantastic children's writers. If you're curious and enjoy researching and writing about new topics, consider writing for the educational market. Learn how to get assignments from editors to write books and other resources for students like yours! If you're interested and want to know more now, check out this blog post about 

Other Adult Programs

Laura Ingalls Wilder: Beyond the Prairie Girl

Annette engages the audience in the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder as she discusses how the pioneer girl we read about in the Little House books became an author and  about the adult life of Laura Ingalls Wilder. 

Journey of Patience
Patience often looks like waiting, but it's more than that. Annette shares how her impatience gets in the way of relationships and faith. Though changing behavior and attitude are a start, it is the fruit of the Spirit which enables her to sincerely love others. 

Learn to Read, Love to Read

(For parents of mixed ages, preschool, or school-age)

We want our children to read for fun and not just for school. Learn how to choose books to interest your child, as well as practical and creative ideas to foster the fun of reading with your children. Help your child read for the joy of reading.  

Cut the Clutter

What is clutter? When is it a problem? How can I overcome it? Cut the Clutter discusses these questions and more while motivating you to take action. Faith-based groups can request Clutter Crowds Out Jesus as the faith-based presentation.   

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