Tracey M. Cox
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    *All downloads are pdf files. You will need to have Adobe Reader to open. If you do not have Adobe, you can download it for free HERE.

    PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL:

    AUTHOR VISIT PACKAGE (pdf)

    AUTHOR BIO flyer (pdf)

    AUTHOR IS COMING poster (pdf)

    BOOK ORDER FORM (pdf)

    BOOK INFORMATION:

    Picture Books currently available: *Angels Do That, *Arachnabet, *Just the Thing to Be, *Liddil Gets Her Light, *Ribbert's Way Home, *Shaping Up the Year, and The Children at the Playground.
    *Books are softcover only.

    PRESENTATIONS:

    PROJECT GRADE LEVEL DISCUSSION COMMON CORE
    Read Me a Story K-4 to 2nd =Who is the main character?
    =What problems did they face?
    =Was there a better way to solve the problem?
    Reading:    
  • Children are encouraged to read along
  • Say repetitive phrases
  • Guess what comes next in the story
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    Super Storyteller K-4 to 2nd I dress up as Super Storyteller to show children that they can be a super hero while reading books. They can lift an elephant, be super fast, travel through time, and visit other worlds!
    30 minute presentation
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    The Mechanics of Writing 3rd to 8th
    How I do what they do:     =Get assignments
    =Research
    =Write
    =Revise
    =Proofread
    =Turn in my work
    =Get a grade
    Writing:    
  • writing structure on how to put a piece together.

  • Story Boarding:    
  • Visually show how to story board and pace a story and make sure it has enough elements to make a book.
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    Getting Published 9th to 12th =Ask if they think it is harder to write for adults or children. Explain why the right answer is: children.
    =Explain why each and every word must count.
    =Ask them to name different children’s book genres.
    =Go into each genre and explain each as well as show the books of each.
    =Give an example by telling a Young Adult version of a nursery rhyme and see if they can guess which one it is.

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    Writing Workshop ALL + I have a short poem that student will use to create their own book. They will get to color the illustrations and write the words that go along with the story. On the last page, they draw a picture of themselves and create an author bio.

    Reading, Story line, Problem Solving, Character Development, and Narrative Fiction

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    Career Day ALL + Visuals include =Idea scribbled
    =First draft
    =Typed draft w/ corrections
    =Typed finish manuscript
    =Different rejecions
    =Book

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    Guest Speaker ALL + My platform is LITERACY. I love to speak on why it is important to read, not for yourself, but for your children also.

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    AUTHOR HONORARIUM

    Sessions:
    IN PERSON: $150.00 (half day- up to 2 sessions)
    *$250.00 (whole day- up to 4 sessions). *may split between two school in the same proximity.
    ONLINE: $100.00 per session (up to 1 hour).

    *Pricing will go up after the 2015-2016 School Year*
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    Traveling Expense: For visits outside a 30 mile radius of Irwin County, Ocilla, Georgia:
    Mileage: $0.58 per IRS standard mileage rate, as of 1/1/2015.
    Hotel accommodations: If outside a 2 hour drive or if flight is involved.
    Flight tickets: If outside reasonable driving distance


    REQUIREMENTS

    Promote my visit: Poster and Book Order Form *pdf file can be found at top of this page*

    Prepare the children: - Read at least one of my books (will provide an ebook, if asked).
    - Have children prepare questions ahead of time.

    Table & Chair

    Overhead Projector (w/something to project on: wall/screen)

    PA & Mic (I have one, but might not be compatible with your system)

    Water


    CALENDAR

    Events Booked.


    FUNDRAISERS/GRANTS

    Ideas and Descriptions.