Sunday, December 24, 2017

A CHANGE for “Skype Author Visits.”



CLICK HERE


 To READ Specific DETAILS of my SKYPE
AUTHOR PRESENTATIONS for OLDER Grades.

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ALSO
FREE 30 min BOOK READINGS
for Kindergarten and Grade One
EMAIL for DETAILS

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Dear Teachers:

I have always loved Skyping into classrooms, and encouraging students to read and to write stories for themselves.  For years I have offered this service FREE.  However, times have changedand authors also must pay bills.


Beginning in 2018,
My FEE for a “Skype Author Visit” will be
the PURCHASE of
 at least 2x of my BOOKS.
Approx $20.00 including postage,
 book discount, and autograph.



MY FUN and EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATION 
 STAYS THE SAME

As do the FREE BOOKS (pdf),  plus WRITING HELPERS
and 
COLORING SHEETS I always send.




PRESENTATION:
I create presentations that fit each individual class.

OVERVIEW:

I begin by introducing myself as an Aussie Transplant now living in Oregon. I tell a little about growing up Down Under, show cool Aboriginal artifacts, and read from one of my books. Then I 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 FREE Writing Helpers I send 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)

 

*My Teacher Study Guide
covers all my books

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As the author of 16 Books for children,
I truly believe my small fee is “doable” for most schools.



Do consider, that My BOOKS will continue to
offer fun and educational opportunities
long after my visit is over.


Margot Finke,

Hoping we can enjoy 2018 together-
HOOKING KIDS on READING. . . and Writing.






Friday, November 3, 2017

SKYPING With "SUPER" Students!



 To READ DETAILS of my SKYPE
AUTHOR PRESENTATION

CLICK HERE


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ALSO
FREE 30 min BOOK READINGS
for Kindergarten and Grade One
EMAIL for DETAILS

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Margot and her
Magic Carpet of Books

SKYPES with
"Super" STUDENTS
in California.

 

  My wonderful Skype Visit with
a class in California.  Some pictures and video that
made it all the way to a classroom in South Australia!

The teacher took lots of photos, and a video as well.
Her class was so enthusiastic and on the ball.

Teachers like Gay Tompkins and Gina Whitcomb are so necessary these days. Their commitment to education and making it a fun adventure helps kids learn more easily.

My hat is off to both of these teachers!

 

Chatting with a student about writing.

Showing Aboriginal Message Stick

Part of a large Aboriginal bark painting
A "Man Ceremony."

Showing one of my Books


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HELPFUL "Skype" LINKS:

EMAIL ME:  mfinke@frontier.com

*GLOBAL Time Zone Converter:
*VideoSkype Author Visit
*Amazon- (Soft Cover + Kindle )
*Website:   (Autographed)   


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