Melissa Stewart

Melissa Stewart

Melissa Stewart is the award-winning author of more than 100 science books for children.
She has presented hundreds of programs at schools, libraries, and educational conferences
across North America. Now, thanks to Skype, she can visit your classroom virtually.

Some of Melissa's most recent books:


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Author Website:
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Twitter: mstewartscience

Author Address: Acton, Massachusetts, USA

Genres: expository nonfiction, creative nonfiction, informational, question and answer books, personal writing, biography, feature article

Q & A Session
Grades K-8
Melissa answers students' questions related to one or more of her books.

Bringing Science to Life
Grades K-3
Using Readers Theater scripts based on When Rain Falls or Under the Snow, students develop
literacy skills and learn curriculum-related science concepts.

You'll Never Guess What Happened at Lunch
Grades 4-8
To engage an audience, nonfiction must flow clearly and logically and include strong verbs; rich,
precise language; and meaningful details. In this hands-on workshop, students learn to craft prose
that will interest and excite any reader.

The Art of Nonfiction
To create great nonfiction, writers must choose a compelling topic and do solid research. But language
is importnat too. Using the Six Traits of Writing as a starting point, this workshop explains how to help
young writers craft nonfiction that sings—from an irresistible beginning straight through to a satisfactory

Teaching Science through Literature

This program offers a general overview of three strategies for integrating science instruction into your language
arts lessons. Learn to select science-themed picture books that can easily be developed into Readers Theater
scripts, identify titles that are a perfect fit for and Reading Buddies programs, and discover how to teach and
reinforce age-appropriate science concepts by pairing award-winning fiction and nonfiction books.

The Science of Readers Theater
Nearly all of the Readers Theater scripts currently available are based on fictional stories, but many
science-themed picture books can easily be adapted into fun scripts that bring together science
and literacy. In this in-depth workshop, you will learn how to create scripts students will love
practicing and performing.

It's a Great Time for Nonfiction

Today's nonfiction for children is more creative than ever before. Discover how authors' experiments with structure,
voice, and word choice have resulted in innovative titles that delight as well as inform. This new generation of books
can serve as inspirational mentor texts in the classroom.

*No recording of Skype Sessions without permission from the author.

Audiences: Students in grades K-8 as well as professional development for educators

Available Times: Melissa's schedule fills quickly. Contact her for available dates and times.

Visit Costs:
$75 for 30 to 45-minute Q & A with students who have read one or more of Melissa's books, 40 student
maximum. Book sale with signed book plates encouraged.

$150 for 45 to 60-minute science or writing program, student maximum depends on program. Book sale
with signed book plates encouraged.

Prerequisites: Varies. Ask Melissa for details.

Contact Information: Please email Melissa through her website:

Affiliations: Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, National Science Teachers
Association, Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers, American Association for the
Advancement of Science

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