Auburn School District Visiting Author
Robin Pulver wanted to have a career that included writing since she was in the third grade. Her first writings were about nature, and have been published in the magazines Highlights for Children, Ranger Rick, and Cricket.
Her children have provided some inspiration for books over the years. Mrs. Toggle's Zipper, her first picture book, was inspired by her daughter's experience with a stuck zipper. It is the first in a series about a teacher and the silly situations she gets into with her class. Another book, Way To Go, Alex!, was inspired by her son's personal experience in the Special Olympics.
Some of her most recent books have memorable language arts lessons built into the funny stories. Punctuation Takes a Vacation won the Children's Choice Award. Other titles that highlight language arts in a playful way are: Silent Letters Loud and Clear, Nouns and Verbs Have a Field Day, Happy Endings: A Story About Suffixes, and Thank You, Miss Doover! (whose name is derived from the words “Do over”).
The presentation will focus on story and character ideas and will feature three of her popular books. Axle Annie and Axle Annie and the Speed Grump are about a beloved bus driver. Author Day for Room 3T is about an out-of-the-ordinary author visit that has been called “sublimely silly!” by the School Library Journal.
Teachable moments are plentiful in her charming books for children! Visit her website for more information and guides for teachers.
Seward Wednesday, March 14
Herman Thursday, March 15
Owasco Monday, March 19
Genesee Tuesday, March 20
Casey Park Wednesday, March 21
Visiting Author Committee Members
Judy Connors Tarver
The Auburn Enlarged City School District's Visiting Author Series will connect students, staff and community members directly with a published author and/or illustrator. This experience will allow students to engage individually and collectively in reading, analyzing and discussing a specific author's work. This opportunity will serve to promote an appreciation and love of books and reading, motivate students, and enrich their lives.
Goal 1 - Building Leadership
Administrators,teachers and support staff will assess current district and building performance data and put in place the means to achieve the district’s core beliefs and values of
superior achievement and equity for all.
Goal 2 - Curriculum and Instruction
All staff will implement evidence-based practices that allow students in each content area to confidently and competently apply reading, writing, critical thinking and problem-solving skills to a variety of academic and real life tasks.
Goal 3 - Performance
Each student will meet and exceed the New York State Learning Standards. Students will graduate four years after entering ninth grade. To reach this goal, support will be available for students, parents, administrators, teachers, and support staff..