Thursday, February 16, 2017

AUTHOR SKYPES in the CLASSROOM - a WAY to INTRODCE a LOVE of READING.


A SKYPE
Magic Carpet of Books!

To HOOK These Students on READING and WRITING

This 6th-grade class was so enthusiastic and fun to work with. I spoke about growing up Down Under, showed aboriginal artifacts, and read from “The Revenge of Thelma Hill”—a scary ghost mystery with a skeleton in the basement, a ghost with a thirst to avenge her own murder, and twins willing to help her in her quest.
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*DAISY--THELMA HILL--DOWN UNDER: each  99cents on Kindle.
*WALKABOUT and TACONI & CLAUDE: each 5.00 on Kindle


 I grew up in Australia, but I now live in Oregon. I have SKYPED in many C.C.W (Google+) classrooms in the US, as well as overseas. Having spent lots of my life Down Under, many of my books have multicultural Aussie themes, and some of my picture books also deal with Australia’s unique animals or topics that are helpful—like safety, dyslexia, and dealing with big changes.

My goal is to HOOK Kids on Reading. . . and Writing

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View My BOOKS Here:

**Or, Read Sample Chapters or verses to your class:
Reading chapters gives you a good idea of what I write,
and what would best suit your class reading needs.

                  **Kindle and soft cover on Amazon                                  

My Skype presentation is always FREE

However, I do send a Book Order Form several weeks early, so your School Library has a chance to buy several of my books ahead of time. This gives your class time to read and
study the books, and think up lots of great questions to ask me when I SKYPE in with my “Magic Carpet of Books.” 

BUYING DIRECT  
from me offers the school and the parents a special discount, an autograph, and much cheaper postage.
 
**My Teacher Study Guide covers every book:

PRESENTATION:
I create presentations that fit each individual class. I begin by introducing myself as an Aussie Transplant now living in Oregon. I tell a little about growing up Down Under, show some cool Aboriginal artifacts, and read from one of my books. I then go into how books are written, and where my inspiration comes from. I also stress the importance of powerful words, focus, plus strong plots and characters Visits to older grades receive a more in-depth chat about the writing process, and I use the Writing Helpers I sent as talking points. At the end, a fun Q and A allows for a sharing of ideas and writing know-how. This is often the highlight of my visit.

NOTE: I always send a reminder ahead of time, with
Writing Helpers
, Coloring Sheets, and several FREE
(pdf) Books
for you to read to your class, including my
Fairdinkum Aussie Recipe Book
(food I loved to eat as
a kid Down Under)

Below are links to sites you and your class
will find fun as well as most helpful.
 
*My PINTEREST Teacher/Classroom board is a
goldmine of helpful information, and
links for teachers.



Extra information about the AUSSIE animals
in my books.


*My WEBSITE:
For Books, writing help, and links to much more.  

*A VIDEO (on home page), of me reading from
Daisy and Bartholomew Q,
plus other books as well.

Click: "VIDEO READINGS from “My Books"

  
Please EMAIL me so we can chat further
about your needs, and set a suitable time and
date.I am happy to answer any questions.
 

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017


TEACHERS
BEGIN the New Year with a
BANG!

FREE
SKYPE Classroom Visit
with Margot Finke's
"Magic Carpet of Books"


Plus FREE
Teacher/Student Treats!

BOOKS + WRITING HELP


If you would like to chat about a SKYPE Author Visit.
My goal is to HOOK Kids on Reading. . . and Writing!



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FREE
Fun "Writing Work Sheets."

  Large, helpful, printable WORK SHEETS
    for your students. There are lots more of these.

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FREE BOOKS

Download and SAVE AS to a folder of your choice.
Best read at 75% and in "Full Screen Facing."

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My memories of Childhood
Christmases in Australia.
Characters from 3x of my books
share a fun, "Time Travel" Adventure.

Food I loved to eat while
growing up Down Under

2x Rhyming  stories about animals in the
US and Australia. **Including fun facts.


Or PROJECT on a large portable classroom Screen
 

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Magic Carpet of Books
MargotSkype  (Facebook)
Read Sample Chapters
Pinterest
Amazon 
Kindle and Soft Cover)

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Sunday, September 18, 2016


Let Me Help You Create a

READING  REVOLUTION
. . . WRITING TOO!

 


Fun facts about the critters in my books

 


SOME OF MY 16 BOOKS 

Let's plan a READING (and writing)
PARTY TOGETHER.


 CONTACT: mfinke@frontier.com

 My Magic Carpet of Books
is all gassed up and ready to fly into
YOUR classroom.

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Monday, August 3, 2015

A MAGIC CARPET to READING


TEACHERS
are beginning to gear up for the new school year.

Lots of planning, enthusiasm, and imagination!
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not to mention
HARD WORK!
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A love of reading is a joy, and a practical
lifetime resource for all your students. 

I would love to fly my
Magic Carpet of Books

into your classroom or school library.


Picture books also.


SKYPE MAKES it HAPPEN!
Nothing encourages reading and writing like meeting
and chatting with a real life author.

I grew up in Australia, but I now live in Oregon--
so some of my books have Aussie critters and themes.


I show aboriginal artifacts, and chat about writing and where inspiration hides. I read from one of my books, and ask about their favorites. Happy to add whatever a teacher needs.
I conclude with a fun Q and A session.

Each SKYPE visit is tailored to suit the age of the class.

My goal is to
HOOK KIDS on READING
(especially reluctant readers)



**READ SAMPLE CHAPTERS**
and VERSES for all my BOOKS


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Margot Finke's
Magic Carpet of Books 
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Friday, May 8, 2015

Margot's MAGIC CARPET of BOOKS goes GLOBAL!



Send Your Books GLOBAL--
the SKYPE Way!




The HOW
 Skype makes it happen-
like Magic!



The WHY
To reach the widest possible number of kids
and HOOK them on the Joy of Reading.

 

The WHERE
ANYWHERE there is a Skype Connection, and an enthusiastic
teacher who wants class English to thrive! PLUS-- time zones
that are workable for both the teacher and the writer.




 
Below are some of the countries I have
flown my Magic Carpet of Books into:




Numerous USA Classrooms


Plus
India
Australia

New Zealand


Kazakhstan


Skype is FREE to join--
and your Visit can also be free.
What teacher doesn't LOVE a 'freeby.'


WRITERS
A webcam, a computer, and a published book, plus a Skype
 account, and you are all set. Register with Education Skype,
and look for teachers who are eager to give their classes a
reading and writing boost. Let teachers on social media 

know you are eager to visit.

TEACHERS:
This is a wonderful way to HOOK those reluctant readers
on READING, and get others interested in writing their
own stories.


HEY-- It's FREE!  What can you lose?


My Skype visit makes kids aware of 'The Wonder of Words.'
Of how to choose words that sparkle with meaning, and string

them together in a way that paints vivid mental pictures with
 sentences and paragraphs. I show how a book is born, 
developed, and published. A book reading
 + a fun Q and A follows.

CONTACT MARGOT

Reading is a Magic Carpet Ride
to a lifetime of fun, adventure, 

and learning.


And AMAZON is in many countries
that teach English. 




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Books for Kids--Manuscript Critiques
Skype Author Visits
http://www.margotfinke.com

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Sunday, November 2, 2014

SKYPE Brings my Magic Carpet of BOOKS.

TEACHERS
Let's HOOK KIDS on READING


SKYPE MAKES IT HAPPEN!

The 2014 school year is well under way now,
and I would love to fly my
Magic Carpet of Books 
into any classroom that has a Skype connection.


Below are logos depicting the covers of my latest books.

These are my 3 Aussie themed
YOUNG TEEN ADVENTURES

 
PLUS
A ghost mystery Set in Oregon.



9
RHYMING PICTURE BOOKS
 
These are my latest rhyming picture books


INCLUDING: 


AND

My latest rhyming PB--based on Australian history.
How the aboriginal tribes survived the white man
- and eventually flourished.



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We can chat about your class needs.



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LINKS TO FREE STUFF
You and your class will enjoy.



"Aussie Boab Tree Magic"
A fun short story featuring characters from 3 of my books


"Sneak Peek" inside some of my books (samples and covers)



VIDEO
CHAT - Skype Makes it Happen

VIDEO Reading from "Horatio Humble"

VIDEO Reading from "Thelma Hill"

VIDEO Reading  from "Taconi and Claude"
 VIDEO Reading from "Ruthie and the Hippo's Fat Behind"




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Books for Kids - Manuscript Critiques
http://www.margotfinke.com


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