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School Visits


"Emily was an absolute rockstar during her visit with our school! Her ability to engage the students was outstanding and the kids walked away incredibly excited about writing and reading! As a school that hosts a variety of authors each year, I can honestly say that Emily gave one of the best received and most interesting presentations we have ever had. if you have a chance to book her for your school or event, jump at it!!"                 
--Gillian Grimm, Librarian, Sunnyside Environmental School

I love sharing excitement about books, reading and writing!  In my visits we'll explore finding the spark of a story, ways to write and revise, and the discoveries and adventures of research. Some of the best treasures come up in Q & A. 

Please get in touch to find out more about setting up a visit to your school or a virtual visit!

"Emily was engaging and professional, and her story-telling captivated my 6th graders!         . . .  I would definitely invite her back into my classroom. It was an unforgettable and truly enjoyable experience for us all!"

--Robin Hoover, Lake Oswego Junior High

"By far the best author visit we have ever had! Emily was extremely enthusiastic, engaging and made students comfortable and excited. Variety of activities was amazing and kept students interested and participating for the entire time!" --Emily Meraqui, MS ELA Teacher


Web Links

These sites from trusted sources are fun to explore, and they support the activities in the Teaching Guide.

                   Links marked with an apple have an activity or lesson plan for educators.

  • Some favorite Video and Audio Clips

  • Seals and Other Marine Mammals

  • Puffins and Other Ocean Birds

  • The Ocean and Life in the Sea

  • Tides and Currents

  • Ocean Health

  • "The Great Silkie of Sule Skerry"

  • Myth and Folklore

Teaching Guide PDF

Aligns with Common Core State Standards for Grades 4-7

Discussion Questions

Language and Writing Activities

STEM Connections

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