VIRTUALLY YOURS in 2023!
Bring author Shelley Pearsall to your
school, classroom, or library for a virtual visit
A former teacher, Shelley has worked with more than 250,000 students nationwide as a visiting author for the past 20 years. Since 2020, seventy-five schools from across the US (and around the world) have taken LIVE virtual tours of Shelley's cool writing space and talked with Shelley about her writing and books.
Shelley will continue to schedule virtual-only visits in 2023. Check out her FREE FRIDAY options and special, interactive virtual visits that give students the chance to do LIVE writing and art activities along with Shelley.
On Fridays in 2023, Shelley will again offer FREE
30-minute virtual visits for schools and libraries. To qualify, you must have completed reading one of Shelley's books with your students. Send your visit request through the contact form. Limit of one free visit per school per year.
Your 30-minute visit will feature a visual "behind-the-scenes" look at your featured novel, plus 15 minutes of Q&A time with Shelley. Video-recording and streaming of sessions within the school is permitted. Available on Zoom, Skype, or Google Meet platforms. Non-Friday or additional visits are $350 per session.
More than a Virtual Visit
Looking for something more? Try out one of Shelley's interactive virtual visits that involve students in a live art or writing activity. Cost: $350 (sessions are 60 minutes). Recording and/or streaming permitted within your school or library. Complete the contact form to schedule.
Bird's Eye Drawing with
Things Seen From Above
Students will create an amazing "bird's eye" view drawing of a city with Shelley and get a special look at the unique people and art that inspired her novel, Things Seen From Above. Q&A time included.
Descriptive Writing with
The Seventh Most Important Thing
Get a close-up look at the real Hampton's Throne that inspired
The Seventh Most Important Thing. Students will make observations, create brainstorms, and write their own "Hampton's Throne Speaks" piece inspired by this spectacular artwork. 5th - 8th grades.
Grades 4 and 5
Shelley will lead students through three fast-paced and fun writing activities--a setting warm-up, a character brainstorm, and a figurative language poem. Make writing come to life in your classroom!
Instant Writing Workshop
Video for Schools
Try out this instant writing workshop. In this FREE 30-minute video, students will brainstorm and create a detailed fictional character inspired by a shoe. It takes about 60 minutes to complete the entire writing exercise with the video -- or use the video in segments. Perfect for writers in grades 4 - 8.
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WHAT DO PEOPLE SAY ABOUT SHELLEY'S VIRTUAL VISITS?
"My Q1 Book Club had a BLAST meeting the author of Things Seen From Above! Such an engaging virtual visit with a fun guided drawing on perspective included!"
"What an amazing way to end one of our favorite books...Shelley was bombarded with questions from fifth graders...we were so excited!"
"Thank you for giving our students such an unforgettable experience."
"Your visit has become a rite of passage in our middle school."
"That was amazing. I'm not sure if you could see the students' faces, but they were rapt. I felt like it was truly a perfect hour with you, inspiring, instructive and fun."