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Student Reviews:

"I learned that farmers' markets have lots of treasures." - Katerina, Grade 2

"Mrs. Schaub taught me that 'meticulous' means 'perfectionist.' I never knew there was a word as complex as 'meticulous!'"- Annabelle, Grade 2

"I learned that poetry needs powerful words." -Ryan, Grade 2

Educator Reviews: 

"I could tell [our third graders] loved your book and stories about farmers markets. Your visit inspired them to read and write poetry, and to get outside and visit some farmers markets themselves." -Mark M, LRC Director

"I appreciated the fact that you are a teacher! You knew exactly how to engage the students and "sneak in" some fun learning about poetry. In addition, you managed an energetic class with ease!" -Leslie H, LRC

“Michelle Schaub knows how to handle kids. She is informative and entertaining. The veggie tights are a keeper!” Joan M, Teacher-Librarian  

“I love how you taught the students about replacing vague words and how to always be observant as they hunt for treasures. Several teachers commented that they really enjoyed you presentation!” -Nancy Brown, LMC Director, Olive Mary Stitt School


As a language arts teacher with over ten years of experience in the classroom, I love engaging and inspiring students through hands-on, standards-aligned activities. Poetry provides a wonderful vehicle to make inferences, determine themes, and cite textual evidence in complex, yet manageable texts.  Through my interactive programs, teachers and students gain a new appreciation for the richness of words and learn specific poetry writing strategies.  I offer a variety of formats for my school visits, including assemblies, classroom visits, student writing workshops, and teacher workshops.  My programs can be customized to any age of students from K-8.  I am happy to tailor a presentation to meet your needs. I live in Downers Grove, Illinois. I love working with local schools, but I am also happy to travel to different states for visits.

 Download my School Visit and Presentation Packet HERE