Family Literacy Event

Classrooms During the Day and Families in the Evening

What do you do during classroom visits?
Parent Night Features
What does the school provide?
What books have you written?
Do you sign your books?
What are school principals saying?
Where have you visited? 
How much do you charge?
What are some ideas for funding your visit?
How do I arrange an Author Visit + Parent Night?

Children's author Rick McAtee presents an evening for parents & their children that meets Title 1 Parent Involvement Standards.

What do you do during classroom visits?

I read to your students from the books I have written in the Alphabetland Series.  My presentation is tailored to meet the needs of your school and varies depending on the age group.  It is very interactive, involving the students through questions, problem solving and humor.   The day may consist of up to 8, ½ hour sessions, with one or two classrooms per session.

Parent Night Features

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  • The research behind why you should read to and with your child
  • Demonstrating different ways to read to and with your child
  • Listening to children as Rick models the different techniques
  • Handouts to help build the routine of reading to and with your child
  • Helping overcome the issues preventing parents from reading to and with their child
  • Evening Session lasts 60 - 90 minutes

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What other features can be added?

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  • We can provide a flier to send home to promote the event.

What does the school provide?

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  • Schools provide refreshments, LCD projector and screen

Do you sign your books?

I will be happy to bring copies of my books and sign them.  It would be preferable to presell the books and ship them to your location in advance.  I can provide you with a sample flyer to distribute to teachers and students.   We will need to set aside a time during my visit for the book signing.

What are school principals saying?

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“This is just what we needed the parents to hear and they enjoyed learning how to do it.”

“I was asked when our next parent night was going to be held.”

“My teachers and students loved the interactive classroom readings.” 

Where have you visited?

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  Here is a partial list:

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Brookman Elementary, Las Vegas, NV Solomon Schecter Day School, West Hartford, CT

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Cutter Morning Star E. S., Hot Springs, AR Desert Winds E. S., Marana, AZ

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Granite Street School, Millinocket, ME Lake Hamilton E. S., Pearcy, AR

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Thornydale E. S., Tucson, AZ Shannon Johnson E.S., Berea, KY

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Kingston E.S., Berea KY Chaparral E.S., Fontana, CA

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Tokay E.S., Fontana, CA Lamar E.S., Corpus Christi, TX

How much do you charge?

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The cost for an Author Visit + Parent Night is $1500.00 per day.

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Special - Schedule Multiple Events in Your District for a Discount!

What are some ideas for funding your visit?

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• Title 1

• Tax credits

• School District Foundation

•  PTO

Book Fair

Write a grant - here are some helpful websites:

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Schoolgrants.org

Grants Alert.com

How do I arrange an Author Visit/Parent Night?

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Contact us by calling our office at 520-579-7183 or email us at darryl@turninganewpage.com

P.O. Box 91603

Tucson, AZ 85752

P: 520-579-7183

F: 888-627-9474

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