legislation has turned the educational focus heavily toward
literacy education in schools.
Now, more than ever, it is important to bring an author to your
Author visits are the ultimate literacy experience!
An author visit with Mary Maden will help instill a love of
reading in your students and engage each child with written
texts on a meaningful personal level.
Ms. Maden’s work ties in to learning standards, thus allowing
teachers to work smarter, not harder.
Let a real author inspire your students! Award winning author,
Mary Maden, offers dynamic, unique,
interactive and educational school programs and workshops
designed to meet the needs of students
in grades K-5.
“Anyone can learn to be a good writer!” is Mary Maden’s
motto. Ms. Maden’s energy and enthusiasm will
motivate your students to become better writers and readers in
her interactive and lively workshops
So book your author visit with Mary Maden today! The opportunity
to interact with a real author will give
your students the experience of a lifetime!
A day visit includes up to three lively sessions, lunch
with the author, and an autograph photo session per day.
Two of Ms. Maden’s most popular offerings are: Pirate Tales! and
A Pirate’s Tale. If these programs do not suit
your needs, Ms. Maden, has other programs to offer, or let Mary
Maden customize a program just for your school
or classroom! Note: (Custom programs may be subject to an
additional charge to Ms. Maden’s regular fee.)
A Pirate’s Tale
Writing Workshop for Grades 3-5
Ahoy, mates! Turn
your mutinous crew into writers with A Pirate’s Tale. Writing is
smooth sailing when Author, Mary Maden is at the helm. Set sail
on a rollicking, fun filled Writing Adventure in this
Pirate-themed workshop. Ms. Maden, aka Captain Maden,
(In Pirate Costume) will steer your students through the
uncharted––and sometimes scary waters of creative writing.
Your students are Shanghaied by
the Terror of the Seas himself––Blackbeard the pirate. Your
students are now part of the literary crew aboard the famous
pirate flagship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge. They have direct
orders to help the legendary Blackbeard make his story, A
Pirate’s Tale, a rousing success. Only problem is–-Blackbeard
isn’t much of a writer!
If Blackbeard’s new crew fails
at their task, they may face the famous pirate’s wrath–– and a
long walk on a short plank!
Will your students Sink or Swim? Find out in this fun-filled
A Pirate’s Tale!
All Grades Pre-K–5
This presentation can be done as an assembly for very large
groups! Program Synopsis:
Introduce your students to history, pirate facts and legend, and
new vocabulary with this fun program!
Author, Mary Maden––in pirate costume–– shares exciting true
tales of pirates such as Blackbeard!
Includes a sing along of the author’s original pirate songs and
from her book, The Great Pirate Adventure.
Pirate Tales! Program
integrates English Language Arts, Social Studies, and Arts
Education. 30-35 minutes average. Suitable for elementary
students in grades K - 5.
Note: This program contains accurate historical information.
It can be tailored to meet the needs of all students in grades
pre-K through 5th by adjusting the content. Ask for details!
Mary Maden is a sought-after guest speaker.
Mary visits schools and libraries all over
the country. Ms. Maden specializes in
educational school programs for grades K-5.
other programs to
choose from or customize your own!
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school or for more information on
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