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Speaker Profile - Sarah Elliott-Smyth

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Region: Australia West
Age Levels: 5-10
Will Travel: < 25 miles
Skype Visit: No
SCBWI Profile: Member Profile
Speaker Email: Sarahelliottsmyth@gmail.com
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Bio:
I am a Western Australian Children's author with a background in Primary Teaching and Psychology. My recent picture books include 'Where's Bear' by Sarah Elliott Smyth and Nicky Johnston and 'Go Away, Glob!' By Sarah Elliott Smyth and Simon Howe.


Presentation Description:
My Workshops are presented with high energy, high engagement and high educational value. With a background in Primary Teaching and Psychology, there are several presentations to chose from: Presentation 1: Author Reading and Q&A (30 mins) I read one of my engaging picture books and provide feedback to questions from your budding writers. Presentation 2: SHOW, DON'T TELL writing workshop for kids (90 minute) I read one of my stories then provide an engaging instructional lesson on making your writing awesome using the 'Show, Don't tell' technique. We write half of a story as a class until it reaches the climax before breaking the students into small groups so they can work as a team to complete the story. Presentation 3: Dealing With Difficult Emotions workshop for kids (90 minute) I read one of my stories then provide an engaging and hands-on lesson about how to identify and label our emotion, acknowledge it and brainstorm appropriate responses for our emotion. Children are encouraged to bring their own 'Bear' for a hands-on kids relaxation to end the session.