Tucson Festival of Books

Kathryn J. Chavez (she/her/hers)


Kathryn is a resident literacy specialist/interventionist at Oyama Elementary School in the Tucson Unified School District. She holds a PhD in Language, Reading and Culture from the University of Arizona and currently supports students and teachers in grades 3-5. Kathryn and Nalda formerly worked together in Nalda's third grade TUSD classroom where they connected their passions for multiculture literature and a curriculum that is international.

Arizona author

Communities: Tucsonan


Scheduled events:
Sketching to Stretch Children's Minds: "It's Like We're In a Book"
Learn about strategies you can use with children that encourages them to engage in visualization techniques like Sketch to Stretch. These response strategies encourage children to dig more deeply into their understandings of the books they read. Participants will try out the strategies and examples from children will be shared.

Education Room 310 (Seats 40, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Kathryn J. Chavez, Nalda Y. Francisco
Moderator: Amina Saleh