Opening Eyes, Opening Hearts

Janet Ann Collins

School Visit Possibilities


Talk about what a writer’s job is like

Reading from my books (entire picture book or chapter of longer ones) plus questions and discussion.

Writing contest  (winners to be published on my blog)
Workshops on writing or storytelling for classes of various ages.


Sign books purchased by students.


Activities appropriate to specific books:

  • Signs of Trouble (picture book) - Game to identify signs and discussion of special needs.

  • *The Peril of the Sinister Scientist (for middle grade readers) - demonstrations of science experiments.
  • *Secret Service Saint (picture book) - opportunity to make anonymous donations to a charity or cause
  • Slime & All (early chapter book, second grade reading level) -  discuss accepting people who are different and encourage class to write about when they felt unaccepted.
  • *A Shadow of Fear (for middle grade readers) - discuss what is frightening and how to know when to do something dangerous.

(* Religious content)

Qualifications


Janet Ann Collins has taught Preschool, Kindergarten, and First Grade, was a substitute teacher for all ages in public and private schools, worked in the dormitories at California School for the Deaf, read to children at library storytimes, and has taught after school classes on writing and other topics. She enjoys public speaking at conferences and for various organizations besides doing school visits. Please see the Speaking page for more information about that.

To reach Janet Ann Collins please click on the Contact Me page.