School Visits & Speaking

For school visits and speaking, I am prepared to lead groups of up to 30 middle-school students (or adults) in these experiences:

  1. Creating a group story with three-act structure modeled on various fairy tales. This involves:

—Creating a character as a group. What makes an interesting character?

—Creating a story line as a group.

—Adding story elements such as conflict.

2. Discovering the history of civil rights, and what does it have to do with average white people?

A teacher in a homeschool co-op weekly for six years, I am comfortable in front of a classroom.

Phyllis Wheeler set a goal at age 13 to write a children’s book, a journey with lots of detours that has taken many years. She’s written for daily newspapers, worked on airplanes as an engineer, and raised four children, doing some homeschooling along the way. She has lived in a variety of places including the Jim Crow South and the Northeast, but for much of her adult life has called St. Louis home. You can sign up for her occasional newsletter at .

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