Author Visits

Chelan Ku loves visiting children and teachers at local preschool and elementary schools in the greater Seattle area.

The greater goal of author visits is to inspire and educate children.

At a visit children can expect to meet the author/illustrator Chelan Ku, be read to, and have an opportunity to get their questions answered. A mini illustration lesson or writer’s workshop is also available at the teacher’s request. Teachers are provided with a link in advance where parents can purchase signed copies of Chelan Ku’s books to be placed discreetly in their mailboxes or backpacks to be brought home.

The first grade classroom above was introduced to illustration concepts such as observation, recognizing basic shapes and letters in everyday objects, using a line of action to help portray character and emotion, adding elements to the scene to support the storytelling, texture, shading and how to add speech and thought bubbles without getting them overcrowded. Wow! They made memories and had fun. What a great way to learn!

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3 responses to “Author Visits”

  1. Chelan Ku visited my pre-k class shortly after publishing Little Puddle Jumper and really engaged my students with the stages of putting together her book! She incorporated something for every learning style, from sharing personal experiences and ideas to drawing together to movement. I look forward to having her again next year!

  2. Chelan visited our transitional kindergarten classroom and presented her process of taking an idea and making it into a book. Her presentation was engaging and every student was able to participate. The students were proud to take home the drawings they did with Chelan and one student was inspired to make her own Puddle Jumper book! We all enjoyed our time with Chelan and would love to have her back again!

  3. Chelan visited my 2nd grade class and shared her new book, Puddle Jumper. She taught my students about the process of writing a book and answered many questions. She then led a directed drawing of a snail that the students were very excited for! We really enjoyed her visit to our classroom! Thank you for a great experience Chelan!

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