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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. 

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

*Get Published with the Educational Market
*Facts Are Fun: Nonfiction and Informational Writing for Children 
*Successful School and Library Visits
*Mentor Texts: Readers Make the Best Writers
*Writing for Children
The Working Writer
Author Newsletters: Connect with Content
Revisions in KidLit
Real-Life Research
Beyond Book Signings
How to Build an Enthusiastic Launch Team 
Writing Science and Nature in Ways Kids Love
Getting Started in Children's Writing
...and more

* Indicates workshops which are also available as hands-on continuing sessions lasting multiple/many hours. 

Teachers' Professional Development Workshops

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

Celebrate Curiosity with Nonfiction Books
Nonfiction books spark curiosity, celebrate diversity, inspire creativity and encourage enthusiasm. Children's author Annette Whipple shares strategies and activities to effectively use nonfiction in K-12 classrooms with ELA and beyond. Take advantage of today's nonfiction to explore topics through many recommended books. 

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 classroom and 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! 

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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