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Presentation style/workshop ideas: Sylvia offers two WITS presentations as well as writing workshops. The presentations a re The Story Behind the Cover (recommended for grades 4 - 12) and Finding Stories Every Day (recommended for grades primary - 3). These presentations are updated every year and are accompanied by PowerPoint visuals. Students will hear excerpts from her books, find out what inspired her story ideas, and learn some behind-the-scenes details about getting a book published. In writing workshops, students will be active writers, creating their own fictional characters and making them walk and talk on the page. Follow-up lessons will be suggested.