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Teacher PD

I have a special heart for teachers because when I was a classroom teacher, I felt underprepared to teach writing (even with good curriculum). It wasn't until I began taking writing courses I learned to really appreciate that the writing process doesn't change much for third graders or professional writers. 

I teach virtually and in-person. 

Book an author visit, professional development, or family literacy night combo at the same time to get a discount. 

Teachers' Professional Development Workshops

Consider inviting nonfiction children's author Annette Whipple for an author visit, family literacy event, or professional development. She works with public, private, and homeschool groups.

Celebrate Curiosity with Nonfiction Books
Nonfiction books spark curiosity, celebrate diversity, inspire creativity and encourage enthusiasm. Children's author (and former teacher) Annette Whipple shares strategies and activities to effectively use nonfiction in K-12 classrooms with ELA, science, and history beyond research. Participants will see examples of how they can use nonfiction to connect topics and events, promote positive attitudes and activism, understand and honor traditions and cultures, encourage personal and academic interests, and more. More than 30 nonfiction books are used as examples to help educators celebrate curiosity in classrooms. 60-90 minutes preferred.

Educators' Facts Are Fun: Teaching the Nonfiction Writing Process
Children's author (and former teacher) Annette Whipple shares strategies and hands-on activities to effectively teach the nonfiction writing process to students with an emphasis on student research. Participants may explore brainstorming tools, use mind mapping, examine effective revisions, review research notebooks, and more. Annette can focus on the full writing process or just one aspect such as research or revisions depending on your group's needs. 60-120 minutes preferred.

Mentor Texts in the Classroom
Mentor texts provide a model for student writers to study and imitate. They might be provided by the curriculum, former student projects, the teacher, or a professional writer. Children's author (and former teacher) Annette Whipple shares strategies, book examples, and hands-on activities to help educators utilize a variety of mentor texts in the classroom. 45-60 minutes preferred.

Brainstorm and Research Nonfiction
Children's author (and former teacher) Annette Whipple helps educators guide their students to better evaluate online resources, use a variety of sources, and find the "wow" facts while organizing research notes. She also discusses the importance of copyright—both for words and images. 45-90 minutes preferred.

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! 60-120 minutes preferred.

Family Literacy Events
Celebrate Curiosity
Annette Whipple sprinkles practical reading advice between trivia questions for the whole family. Together, we celebrate the love of reading and our curiosity. 

Learn to Read, Love to Read 
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. 

Email me at annettemwhipple[AT]gmail[dot]com. (Please substitute @ and . for the words.)

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