Lisa Wheeler presented for 4 days at our May conference to children in grades K-5. There were over 3,000 children in attendance! She absolutely blew us away! Each presentation was varied according to the age group of the audience. Lisa taught each group about the writing process in clever ways...ways that will stick in the childrens' memories. Her books were fun, silly, and enjoyed by the teachers and students alike. Her website offered oodles of resources for teachers to use with her books, as well. The conference reviews from the children, teachers, and parents were outstanding. I would highly recommend booking her for your school. It is sure to be a great experience for everyone involved.
Lisa Gravedoni (Marquette-Alger Young Authors Conference)
Our Kindergarten teachers and students thought she was excellent. Her presentation and lessons were engaging, appropriate for our grade level SOLs, and incorporated many meaningful instructional strategies. Our students were excited when they returned to class with wonderful and insightful ideas about the purpose of writing and reading well-organized stories. We felt she was an inspiring role model and we'd love to have her come back again.
I thought Lisa Wheeler was one of the best authors/speakers we have had at CBB. She was educational as well as interesting. The use of visuals helped the students and teachers. Students have remembered the "toolkit" and the explanation of the beginning-middle-end because of her comparisons and visuals. We have used the ideas she gave us in the classroom with story writing. Students also went away realizing that they could be published authors someday.
Not only does Lisa Wheeler write wonderful books that kids love, but she is a very skilled speaker. It was so much fun to watch the students respond to Lisa’s ‘bag of tricks’ for writing. She had them in the palm of her hand from the very start. She is a true professional.
Clara Byrd, Baker Elementary, Williamsburg, VA
Here are a few comments from experienced librarians hosting a Lisa Wheeler visit:
“By far, the best presentation of all the authors we have had. The students were totally engaged.”
“My whole staff gave Lisa fabulous reviews. The kids loved her! We appreciated that she gave different age-appropriate programs for each session.”
“Lisa had great props and excellent rapport with the students and staff. The kids were mesmerized.”
Schools looking for an author to speak to their students will be very happy working with Lisa Wheeler. I can wholeheartedly recommend her for school visits. We have been coordinating author visits for over 10 years now and Lisa has received our top evaluations.
Carol Berry, President
The Literacy Connection