Author Visits

KA Holt’s Virtual Author Visits

I’m very excited to offer virtual author visits for this upside down school year. Please know that I realize how fluid every educational situation needs to be these days, and I am happy to discuss how to make these visits work best for you and your students. I completely understand that flexibility isn’t just important, it’s critical.

Because every district, school, and classroom have unique virtual, in-person, and hybrid models of education, and because there are also synchronous and asynchronous learning environments to manage, (WHEW!) I’ve attempted to create an a la carte menu of sorts, so that each school/grade/classroom/pod/pup-tent-in-the-backyard is able to customize their own author visit experience.

Below, you’ll find two distinct virtual visit offerings:
KA Holt Presents: DIY Writing Hacks: mix-and-match videos created for just about any budget
KA Holt Presents: What Makes a Good Writer: a more in-depth, seminar-like experience

If you have any questions at all, or if there’s something you’d like to see on the menu that isn’t there, please submit your questions and suggestions via the form at the bottom of this page.


KA Holt Presents: DIY Writing Hacks

In the following list of bite-sized, pre-recorded, on-demand videos, KA Holt delves into topics like Where Do Good Ideas Hide? And How to Revise Without Wanting to Scream! And What Good is an Outline? (Spoiler: A+ good, would outline again).

Each of these 7-10 minute videos is designed with 6th-8th graders in mind, and to work in both synchronous and asynchronous learning environments. Blending seamlessly with Common Core-based ELA writing curricula, each video offers writing advice, practical examples, and a mini-workshop suggestion.


KA Holt Presents: What Makes a Good Writer?

Looking for longer lessons that go a little more in depth? Consider KA Holt’s week-long What Makes a Good Writer program. What Makes a Good Writer is a series of videos and writing lessons created to answer the most common questions teachers hear from students. Aimed at 6th-8th graders, and designed to blend seamlessly with Common Core-based ELA curricula, the series includes four, 15-minute pre-recorded videos that will work in both synchronous and asynchronous learning environments.



A note from Kari Anne about in-person author visits:

Visiting schools is one of the most fun and rewarding parts of my job. A little bit of magic happens every time I can connect with students and educators. Whether it’s presenting on stage or meeting one-on-one, there’s always an unplanned ah-ha! moment that delights or surprises or moves us all in ways we never could have imagined before that day.

It has been crushing for me to have to curtail these visits because of the pandemic. As soon as I can safely travel again, I will be overjoyed. However, until it’s safe for students, faculty, myself and my family, I look forward to finding and creating magic virtually.

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