Programs

As an educator who has worked on educational television shows like WordGirl, CyberChase, and Martha Speaks, and has helped design museum exhibits for kids, there is nothing I enjoy more than talking with students, teachers and visitors. If you are interested in having me visit your school, library, or special event, please fill out the contact form below. 

I am happy to provide more information about the content of the programs and pricing, and we can discuss how I can best tailor my visit to fit the needs of your event.

Ilona teaching writing program

My programs can accommodate both large and small groups and usually include:

45-60 minute presentation including time for questions

PowerPoint with lots of photos

Student
participation

Book
signing

Educational Programs

Select your desired grade level:

Programs for Grades K-3

Life as a Bison
Grades: K-3
Anchor Text: Buddy Bison’s Yellowstone Adventure
Yellowstone and its Geothermal Features
Grades: K-3
Anchor Text: Buddy Bison’s Yellowstone Adventure

Programs for Grades 3-5

Building the Skeleton of a Story
Grades: 3-5
Anchor Texts: The Lost Locket of Lewes and references to the Magic Tree House Series
Finding the Story Arc
Grades: 3-5
Anchor Text: The Great Explosion, A Powder Mill Chronicle
Researching and Constructing Historical Fiction
Grades: 3-5
Anchor Text: The Lost Locket of Lewes
Life on the Reservation of the Blackfeet Nation and the Role of the Bison
Grades: 3-5
Anchor Text: Buddy Bison’s Yellowstone Adventure
  • Slides from my visit to the reservation in Browning, MT

Programs for Grades 6-8

Researching Another Time and Place through Primary Sources
Grades: 6-8
Anchor Texts: The Lost Locket of Lewes and The Great Explosion, A Powder Mill Chronicle
Finding the Story Arc
Grades: 6-8
Anchor Texts: The Lost Locket of Lewes and The Great Explosion, A Powder Mill Chronicle

Programs for Grades 9-12

Using Primary Sources to Inform Your Writing
Grades: 9-12
Anchor Texts: The Lost Locket of Lewes and The Great Explosion, A Powder Mill Chronicle
Finding the Story Arc
Grades: 9-12
Anchor Text: The Great Explosion, A Powder Mill Chronicle

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