Write Along with Laura Purdie Salas
Hi, educators! I’m an award-winning picture book author, and I love visiting schools! I do virtual author visits, but I also want to share this new idea with you.
Want to have your young writers work with a children’s author? Check out my Small Writes Equation Poems Video! Your writers will write along with me, creating imaginative equation poems. You’ll have two months’ access to this video for unlimited use with your students, whether you’re teaching in person or virtually. Plus you can download the guide that give you lots of extension ideas. All for only $20. Learn more by clicking either of the images below.
I’ve talked with, read with, and written with (and laughed with) thousands of students over the past 10+ years.
How Do I Know You’ll Do a Good Job?
I’ve visited dozens of schools and thousands of students over the years. I work really hard to do a stellar job! And because I regularly attend NCTE and am active connecting with and presenting to educators (and am a former teacher myself), I have a good handle on what works well. Here are a few comments from my evaluation forms:
“Laura’s presentations for all grades K-5 were engaging and packed with information…My school also had the opportunity to host writing workshops in 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades. Her poetry writing ideas were inspiring and challenging and it was so much fun watching students write their hearts out…Thank you for sharing your love of reading and writing with all of us!”
–Media Specialist Holly Dragisich, Rogers Elementary , Rogers, MN
“Laura’s eagerness to work with the students was evident with each class that I brought to her presentations. She has an obvious love of writing and was able to help even the less skilled writer think big and expand their thoughts through writing!”
–4th Grade ELA teacher Kelly Hammerschmidt, Rogers Elementary , Rogers, MN
“Laura did a fantastic job with our K-3 students. The feedback from teachers and students was wholly positive, and everyone had a fun and engaging experience. Our older students created a poem and got to bring a finished product home, while our younger students were inspired to learn more about poetry and creative writing.”
–Media & Digital Learning Coordinator Kerry Canfield, Bayview Elementary , Waconia, MN
“I love the way you had the first graders do an echo with you (a sort-of call-and-response style of reading) using your books. I also LOVED the way you had them chant to you, ‘I am a reader.’ ‘I am a writer.’ I have built upon that in the days following your presentation. You did an excellent job!”
–First-grade teacher D. Anderson, Cedar Island Elementary, Maple Grove, MN
“Laura was scheduled to work with our teacher candidates and local mentor teachers. Then the pandemic hit. Laura transitioned to remote sessions. Despite the challenges of remote teaching and learning, Laura’s work with all involved was interactive, informative and totally engaging. She was amazing remotely. I can only imagine what it’s like to work with her in person!”
–Dr. Tony Donk, Hope College, Holland, MI
Also, you can access and review the video and return it within 5 days for a full refund if you don’t like it.