Alexandra Siy

writer & photographer


I love visiting schools to share my enthusiasm for science, reading, and books!


I work with Pre-K through Grade 12, and customize my programs for your needs. Assembly style presentations as well as smaller group workshops incorporate images and multi media that draw from the nonfiction themes of my books. As STEM picks up STEAM, I help children explore the connections between science, technology, engineering, art, and math.


I can handle the book sale and provide autographed copies.

I delivered my KEY NOTE speech, "GOT STEAM!," to the NYS Southern Tier Reading Council in March 2014. I am available to speak to teachers, librarians, parents, or any group or organization passionate about literacy and science.


My programs are approved and co-funded by BOCES!


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AUTHOR VISITS

NEW PROGRAMS FOR 2018!


SPACED-OUT is for grades K-5!


Companion Book for SPACED-OUT!




SPACED-OUT is my newest author visit program for early elementary! With the updated paperback edition of FOOTPRINTS ON THE MOON, space is in reach for the youngest readers! My program features exciting demos, multi-media, 3D moon images, and games all packed into a performance to inspire reading and exploration in grades K-5.


LET'S GO!

NAME THAT BUG!





GREAT FOR EARLY ELEMENTARY!

A favorite program for grades 1-5, NAME THAT BUG features images and text from several of my books. Exciting primary source imagery combines interactive games in a program where students discover many kinds of insects and spiders while learning about the research and writing process. (LIVE & ONLINE)

NEW paperback editions for 2018!


LET'S READ COUNT AND SHOUT! PRE-K - KINDERGARTEN FAV!





In this program the youngest readers get to read, count, and shout! We learn about numbers and word opposites, while exploring the world of our imaginations. Children are invited to share about their favorite toys, and inspired to create their own stories as part of your classroom work after the presentation. Perfect for preK through first grade this is a favorite LIVE and ONLINE!

New paperback "I LIKE TO READ!" edition available now!

GOING INTERSTELLAR


In 2017, the world celebrated the 40-year anniversary of the Voyager Mission. On August 25, 2012, Voyager 1, entered interstellar space; Voyager 2 is close behind. Hurtling through space at 35,000 mph, the twin Voyagers are rewriting the astronomy books. They are also carrying the Golden Record, a time capsule of images and sounds created by Carl Sagan and a team of writers and artists.



TO THE STARS!

GOING INTERSTELLAR is a multimedia program that includes music, video, and primary source imagery to inspire students to ask questions while learning about space and the process of research and writing.

PERFECT FOR UPPER ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL!

Also suggested for libraries and summer reading programs!

ROAD TRIP MARS!







This interactive program inspires students to learn about Mars through images, short videos, hands-on demonstrations, and stories. CARS ON MARS is also an ideal mentor text for grades 4 and up as an "Authors on Call" online program.


I SPY MAGNIFY




Featuring images and text from several of my books, the program challenges students to look closely and think like a scientist by forming analogies that relate to images made by a scanning electron microscope. Discussion of scale, magnification, form, and function encourages students to think across the curriculum as they use STEM skills to analyze the art. With smaller groups and IVC programs I also offer a science writing workshop during which students create analogies that are the foundations for poetry.