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Welcome to the Sneaky Universe‚Äč

Why Organise an Author Visit?

Stories have been a way to pass the time and communicate important messages for as long as humans could speak. We all have stories to tell and share. And what better way is there to remind children that they can tell their stories than to meet someone who tells stories everyday. 

Meeting an author provides the perfect opportunity to ask about where story ideas come from, how characters are created and about the publication process.  With unique programs designed for children from preschool to upper primary,  I am able to inspire, educate, and entertain a wide range of future writers and artists. Check out the program options below.

Program Options

After the visit I will leave a few complementary books for your school library. 

Option 1

Suitable for all ages 

An interactive reading of one of the Sneaky Universe picture books or an excerpt a longer title, followed by question time.  This session is approximately 30 minutes.


Students will receive a sticker and certificates will be made available.



Option 2

Suitable for Grade Prep/Foundation

A session that is approximately 1 hour in length which includes pre-reading questions about the book, an interactive telling of a story, some post-reading discussion which addresses the following curriculum points   ACELA1432, ACELA1433, ACELA1786, ACELT1575, ACELY1646 or VCELA156,

VCELA142, VCELA145, VCELT148, VCELY174, an opportunity for students to ask questions and a colouring or craft activity related to the story read. 


Students will receive a sticker and certificates will be made available.             


Option 3

Suitable for Grade Prep/Foundation

A session that is approximately 1 hour in length which includes pre-reading questions about the book, an interactive telling of a story, some post-reading discussion which addresses the following curriculum points ACELA1432, ACELA1433, ACELA1786, ACELT1575, ACELY1646 or VCELA156,

VCELA142, VCELA145, VCELT148, VCELY174, an opportunity for students to ask questions and a colouring or craft activity related to the story read.


Students will receive a sticker and certificates will be made available.     



Option 4

Suitable for Grade 1

A session that is approximately 1 hour in length which includes pre-reading questions about the book, an interactive telling of a story, some post-reading discussion which addresses the following curriculum points ACELA1449,

ACELT1832, ACELY1661 or VCELA190, VCELT193, VCELY194 an opportunity for students to ask questions and an activity where students create an animal character and create a short picture book with a template that tells a story about an animal exploring there home.


Students will receive a sticker and certificates will be made available.          


Option 5

Suitable for Grade 2

A session that is approximately 1 hour in length which includes pre-reading questions about the book, an interactive telling of a story, some post-reading discussion which addresses the following curriculum pointsACELA1464,

ACELA1465, ACELT1589, ACELT1833, ACELY1671, ACELY1672 or VCELA224,

VCELA225, VCELT242, VCELT229, VCELY230, VCELY231, an opportunity for students to ask questions and an activity where students create an animal character, draft a short narrative and create a short picture book with a template that tells a story about an animal exploring there home.


Students will receive a sticker and certificates will be made available.            


Option 6 - Writer's Workshop: 

The Very Short Story

Suitable for Grades 3-6

A session that is approximately 1 hour in length during which an interactive slideshow about the evolution of storytelling  leading up to a student activity where each student will produce their own illustrated very short story. There will of course time for questions. Please reach out for a full list of curriculum points addressed by this workshop. 


Students will receive a sticker and certificates will be made available.   

Option 7 - Writer's Workshop: Narrative and Picture Books

Suitable for Grades 3-6

A session that is approximately 1 hour in length during which an interactive slideshow about the evolution of storytelling leading up to a student activity where each student will write, edit and illustrate a picture book using a template. There will of course time for questions. Please reach out for a full list of curriculum points addressed by this workshop.


Students will receive a sticker and certificates will be made available.      


Fees

For a single session (up to 1 hour) for an audience of up to 110 students  $330 (GST inclusive) additional students will incur a surcharge of $3 each.


A half day (up to 2.5 hours,  2 sessions) with groups up to 60 students per session/workshop $440.00.  Sessions are to run consecutively or with no more than one-hour break between them.  Additional students will incur a surcharge of $3 each.


A full day (up 3.5 hours, 3 sessions) with groups up to 60 students per session/workshop $660. Additional students will incur a surcharge of $3 each.


To book a session or ask a question send an email to [email protected]