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Grade Level and Program Content:
Her books are for K-3, but Joanne Ryder is comfortable with all
ages. Her talks can fit in with most science or language arts curriculums.
She may tailor the content and focus of her programs to fit the
needs of the audience. Occasionally, she uses puppets in her presentations.
Joanne is also available for writers' workshops, even for students
as young as first graders. She brings colored pens that she gives
out (free) to the students to enhance the writing experience. She
can give writing workshops to grade 1 to 6.
She can do a maximum of 3 presentations per day of 45-60 minutes
each, plus as much time as is needed for book-signings.
Ms. Ryder's honorarium should be presented by the end of the last
day of her visit. Generally
speaking, she charges $1,500 a day, plus expenses, for a day of
asked to speak at two schools during one day, giving 4 presentations
(two presentations at each of the two schools), she charges $2,000
a day, plus expenses. The two schools should be fairly close together
so that there's not too much traveling time between them. Please
note that the school that has her for the whole day, giving 3 sessions,
benefits more because she can speak to smaller groups; therefore,
the children get more out of each program.
contact Catherine Balkin of Balkin Buddies by phone or email to
information, especially about the expenses (travel, hotel, and meals),
click the "Arrange An Appearance" button and see "General
Information on the Cost of an Author Appearance" as well as
the 'Honorariums' section near the bottom of "How to Plan an