AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR VISIT, 2012 – 13 School Year

Mary Faith and David Enyart

Introduction:

  • Song/chant: (choose by grade level)

"I Dont Know what you’ve been told . . ." – song

"Give me Good Books" - rap

"The Forest Is a Wonderful Place" – song

"We're Hiking in the Mountains" – song, K-1

"The Great Smoky Mountains Is the Place to Be" – chant

  • Intro selves: Teacher, Professor 30 years; retired;

Hobbies: reading, writing, drawing, hiking, piano, golf

I. Emphasize: READ! WRITE! DRAW!

  • Always have a good book to read! Love, love, love books!

  • Reading = Success!

II. MAPS: Great Smoky Mountains National Park

  • Maps: USA, Tennessee, Knoxville, GSMNP

  • Our books’ map – setting for story. GSMNP map sites in THIEF.

II. Writing our Books – RESCUE IN THE WILD & THIEF IN THE PARK

  • Why and how we wrote the books

  • The Writing Process: Pre-Writing; Rough Draft; Revise; Edit; Publish

III. Hiking Safety – "Hiking is free fun!"

  • Safety gear in Backpack/Fanny packs – "The edge is closer than you think!"

Dress in layers, Footwear, Sunscreen, Hiking sticks

Water, Snacks

Map and Whistle for every person

First Aid Kit, Flashlight, Tissues, Extra clothing

Space Blanket, Water Purification Tablets, Waterproof matches

  • Dangers

Getting lost; accidents - falls

Hypothermia – body temp dropping radically; To avoid: eat, drink, stay dry.

Disorientation – becoming greatly confused

  • Rules:

Tell someone where you are going and when you will return.

Hike with a friend.

Stay on the trail—even if lost.

Study the map as you hike.

 

Optional: Our Website: www.SmokyMountainStickboy.com

    • Tour of site

    • Activities – Do a vocabulary page or crossword puzzle

    • Read from RESCUE IN THE WILD or THIEF IN THE PARK


ILLUSTRATOR: David Enyart

  1. Book 2 – How an Illustrator Works

  2. Mountain Music – Right Brain Connection

  3. Draw in the Air

  4. Demonstrate a Graphics Tablet

  5. Draw with the Students


QUESTIONS & ANSWERS (As time permits)

CLOSING: Song or Chant

"I Don’t Know what you’ve been told . . ." – song

"Give me Good Books" - rap

"The Forest Is a Wonderful Place" – song

"We’re Hiking in the Forest" – song, K-1

"The Great Smoky Mountains Is the Place to Be" – chant


 


See below for an overview of what we do during our school visits.
We would love to visit your school!!

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