award-winning author and illustrator
New Boston, NH USA
SCHOOL VISITS: K - 8
My presentations are fun, fast-paced explanations of how I create my books. Using a grade-appropriate interactive digital slide show, I explain the writing process from generating ideas to writing rough drafts and final copies. I emphasize the importance of all the revisions and editing I do to my work while creating it. I share rough drafts with the students and demonstrate why it's so important to keep working and reworking the writing.
Year(s) of participation: 2018
A4ED school visit photos & blurbs:
UPHAM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL in Wellesley, MA USA
MARTY FUELS CONSERVATION AT UPHAM
I chose Upham School in Wellesley, MA to help me celebrate Earth Day. The teachers stepped up and did a great job helping the kids to do some research in the short time we had to prepare. It was a nail-biter of a vote with Sierra Club beating out The Natural Resources Defense Council by one vote. The students were very excited to participate and very passionate about their choices. They also saw the power of every vote in that close race. It was a great experience for all of us.