School Visits

Songju loves to read her stories and share her writing experience with young readers.

If you'd like to book Songju for an author visit, please contact her. 

Suggested Curriculum for Songju’s School Visits

Each session would be approximately 50 minutes. Please limit to maximum of four sessions per day. Children benefit the most in smaller groups (1-2 classrooms) at a time. This allows them to see the book, ask questions, and interact with props in a relaxing way. It's educational and fun!


Chinese Folktales and A Case of Sense  
Grade level:  K, 1-6
PowerPoint presentation. Songju will read her book, A Case of Sense, while students collaborate with sound effects (using a Chinese gong, judge's gavel and coins).  She shares her childhood growing up in China and the role folktales played in her life. Songju also talks about different stages of A Case of Sense, including the editing and illustrating processes and ends with some questions and answers.
 
How a Book (A Case of Sense) is Made
Grade level: preK , K, 1-6
Reading of A Case of Sense, with students using a Chinese gong, judge's gavel and fun with all the onomatopoeias (sound words), followed by "How a book is made",  an interactive PowerPoint presentation showing the many processes of book publication from the spark of an idea to a beautiful book in hand. Sound and smell guessing games and/or a question and answer session if time permits.
 
The A Case of Sense and Chinese Culture
Grade level: preK , K, 1-6
PowerPoint presentation. Reading her books, A Case of Sense, Songju explains and shares the customs of some Chinese holidays and culture. She also incorporates and teaches a few very simple Chinese (Mandarin) words, and ends with some questions and answers.
 
The Story Behind A Case of Sense 
Grade level:  3-7, PowerPoint presentation- emphasizing in more detail the writing and re-writing process in this engaging and comprehensive presentation. Songju uses A Case of Sense  as an example of how the story was created, edited and published, following by a question and answer session.
 

      

        Songju loves to read her stories and share her writing experience with young readers. (Left) She gave a lecture for seventh graders at Attea Junior Junior High School in Glenview, Illinois. She used her current book, A CASE OF SENSE, as an example of how the story was created, edited, and published, followed by a question and answer session.