School Visits

Have award-winning, dyslexic author Don Winn visit your school in person or by Skype.  Contact Don at author@donwinn.com for more information. Scroll down to read descriptions of the programs Don offers for kids of all ages and programs specifically for parents and educators.

Note: All school presentations can be adapted for different age groups and special circumstances.

Presentations for Parents and Educators

These presentations are great for PTAs and PTOs!

Discuss, Understand, Grow!

Have you ever wondered how to get the most out of the time you spend reading with your child? Children’s picture book author and lap-reading advocate Don Winn is here to help. In his presentation “Discuss, Understand, Grow!” he addresses the following topics:

  • Why does lap reading have such an impact on a child?
  • The best way to help children benefit from lap reading
  • What children remember the longest about lap reading
  • Using different types of questions
  • Creating active thinkers
  • Dealing with unexpected replies from kids
  • Helping children find positive role models in stories
  • Using stories to help kids make decisions before a situation arises
  • And much more!

Dyslexic Readers: Meeting Challenges, Reaping Rewards

A dyslexic reader and writer, Don speaks first-hand of the challenges of the written word and how he's come to embrace it. Don offers resources and information for understanding and motivating the at-risk, struggling reader. Current data and strategies from Yale University shed new light on ways to help a unique group of students.

Programs for Younger Students

Perfect for grades K-3! The optional workshop on "How to Write an Animal Fable" can be adapted for students in grades 4 and 5 as well.

 

School Visits Include

  • Picture book readings with projected pictures
  • Q&A with students
  • Book sales at a discounted price
  • Book signing
  • Optional slide presentation on “How a Book is Made”
  • Optional workshop on "How to Write an Animal Fable"
  • Supplemental learning materials available on the Resources page

Programs for Older Students

Schedule an author visit with Don Winn and get a feel for medieval adventure with the multiple-award-winning Sir Kaye the Boy Knight series. The first three books in the series, The Knighting of Sir Kaye, The Lost Castle Treasure, and Legend of the Forest Beast are now available!  Great for grades 3 and up.

The Medieval World of Sir Kaye Presentation Details

 

Plan a classroom or school-wide community reading project using The Knighting or Sir Kaye, The Lost Castle Treasure, and/or Legend of the Forest Beast. Lesson plans available on the Resources page. School discounts for the Sir Kaye books are available through the publisher, Progressive Rising Phoenix Press.