Talkabook Visits

Melissa loves meeting with families through the TALKABOOK platform and sharing her love of reading and writing! TALKABOOK connects children with authors in interactive virtual visits. Six possible visits are described below.

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MEET THE AUTHOR - story time and question/answer session

In this "Meet the Author" program, Melissa Stoller will discuss her long and winding writing journey, read one book, and encourage children to work hard and follow their passions.

WORDPLAY PLAYGROUND! -- Writing Fun!

Melissa Stoller will read the picture book, READY, SET, GORILLA! and discuss using wordplay and puns in writing. Children will leave with several of their own word play words ready for use in their stories.

WE ARE ALL STORYTELLERS: WRITING FROM YOUR FAMILY CULTURE

We all have our own cultures and heritages - let's use our unique voices to tell our special stories. SADIE'S SHABBAT STORIES celebrates family history and the power of storytelling. Come with paper and pen to mine your family background and heirlooms in order to create your stories.

 

THE WRITING PROCESS

Learn about the writing process - brainstorming ideas, researching, writing, revising, and publishing. Through an interactive presentation, I demystify the process and provide practical tips to assist students with their own writing projects.

FINDING AND CAPTURING STORY IDEAS

Where do story ideas come from? How can you find ideas and capture them? Interactive games and writing prompts will spark writing ideas! Capture them all in an "Idea Journal" we will create together!

DEEP DIVE INTO RESEARCh

Take a deep dive into research. Writing fiction and non-fiction stories involves researching - to add details to plot, characters, and setting. Learn helpful research techniques and know when it's time to stop researching and start writing!