VIRTUALLY YOURS in 2022-2023!
Bring author Shelley Pearsall to your
school, classroom, or library for a virtual visit
Last year, schools from across the US and around the world took advantage of the opportunity to go on a free virtual tour of Shelley's cool work space and talk to Shelley, one on one, about her writing and books.
Want to try it out with your students in 2022-2023? Check out the options below. Given the unpredictability of the pandemic and travel, Shelley will not be scheduling in-person school visits for the upcoming year, but she will continue to offer free and low-cost virtual options for everyone.
On Fridays, Shelley will again offer FREE
30-minute virtual visits for schools and libraries. To qualify for the free option, you must have completed reading one of her books with your students. Send your visit request through the contact form. Limit of one free visit per school per year.
Your 30-minute virtual visit will include a live tour of Shelley's writing space, special book-related visuals from your selected book, and about 10 minutes of Q&A time. Video-recording and streaming of sessions within the school is permitted. Schools can use Zoom, Skype, or Google Meet platforms. Non-Friday or additional visits are $250 per session.
More than a Virtual Visit
Looking for something more? Try out one of Shelley's interactive virtual visits that include a presentation, Q&A, and involve students in a live art or writing activity. Cost: $250 (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. With Shelley, students will do observations, creative brainstorms, and write their own piece inspired by this spectacular artwork. Q&A time included.
Writing About Creative
Spaces & Places
Take a LIVE tour of Shelley's writing space! See the things that inspire her and look at her book writing process in action. Then, students will use their own space to observe, brainstorm, and create an imaginative "setting" description with Shelley.
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?
"Thank you for your informational & engaging videos for our 5th grade readers/writers during this Distance Learning time! Your ‘SHOES’ Writing Workshop was amazing & inspirational!" -- Virtual Visit
"What an amazing way to end one of our favorite books...Shelley was bombarded with questions from fifth graders...we were so excited!" -- Virtual Visit
"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." -- Virtual Visit