Want to wrap up your Author Study unit in a fun, engaging, & NEW way?! Your students (& administrators ;) will love these Author Study Project options! Even your most reluctant students won’t be able to resist the allure of choice when it comes to showing off what they discovered. The Choic
This project is differentiation at its best! Students choose their author (or illustrator), read 2-3 of their books, and present information about their author to the class along with a creative and informative poster. Attached in this file you'll find the directions as they are outlined for studen
After reading multiple texts by the same author, students are asked to pick between 6 different options to show their understanding of commonly used story elements by that author. Rubric is included. Great way for students to show their knowledge, but to also have the chance to be creative!
This rubric assesses students' knowledge and presentation of their author interview including a focus on audience as well as organization, focus, and creativity. This is the companion rubric for the author study project I have uploaded as well.
I created this project after my fifth grade class was done with state testing. My state tests in early March, leaving us with two and a half months left in the school year. A bit stressful, but it also allows a good chunk of time for my students to complete and enjoy more independent projects… just
This Edgar Allan Poe Body Biography Project is filled with all you need to teach and promote the truly amazing American author, Edgar Allan Poe. The author study body biography is a collaborative research activity. Your students will find plenty of opportunity for creativity. This is truly unique, h
This William Shakespeare Body Biography Project is filled with all you need to teach and promote the truly amazing British poet and playwright. This author study body biography is a collaborative research activity. Your students will find plenty of opportunities for creativity. This is truly unique,
Use this neat and organized rubric to quickly grade your students' research projects. I use it for any non-fiction based assignment-- "All About ___", Author Studies, etc.!
Has blank bottom area for teacher notes, too!
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This Langston Hughes Body Biography Project is filled with all you need to teach and promote the truly amazing American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. This author study body biography is a collaborative research activity. Your students will find plenty of opportunities f
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This product will help you launch differentiated, small group or partner author studies of any author in your classroom. Your students will love getting to know some amazing authors, learn all about author's craft and how they carry it from book to book, and they may even get to receive personal le
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The Absent Author by Ron Roy is a great mystery book that engages even reluctant readers. My kids have always really enjoyed being “Reading Detec
This Harper Lee, Women's History Month, Body Biography Project is filled with all you need to teach and promote the truly amazing American author of the novel, To Kill A Mockingbird. The author study body biography is a collaborative research activity. Your students will find plenty of opportunities
Students love to have choice when it comes to their learning. Setting up Social Studies "mini-projects" allows them to have that choice, making them more motivated to learn and making class more enjoyable for everyone.
This resource contains how I set up these mini-projects, the project choices, t
Novel study and final book project for The One and Only Bob by Katherine Applegate - SK Design’s 3-dimensional Novel Studies provide unique and fun ways to study great novels while creating informative and unique novel projects for display at the end of the study. While traditional novel studies oft
Common Core ELA Standard for 3rd Grade:
ELACC3RL9: Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters (e.g., in books from a series).
This is an Author Study Unit for students in 3rd grade. This unit involves reading tw
Son Novel Study Unit Plan
The unit plan for Son is designed to engage students. Students are provided opportunities to analyze three separate settings in the novel, identify, describe and analyze characters and relationships, use inquiry processes to determine how and why characters make decisions,
Author Study Dinner Project is a great way for students to research a favorite author and connect with the books written by that author. This culminating project has the student reading two books from a favorite author, in a timeline worked out between you and the student. The format allows student
This CCSS aligned novel study for Lois Lowry's famous book, The Giver, has everything you'll need to keep your students engaged and learning from start to finish. With highly engaging pre-reading activities for The Giver, in depth chapter and character analysis questions and worksheets, paired infor
This product is designed for upper elementary grades through middle school. Students will study an author and read two of his or her novels. They will complete several activities throughout the project including a new book jacket, a book in a bag, author mobile, and a formal business letter to the
This product includes everything you need to guide your 8th grade students through a comprehensive, analysis paper that evaluates the writing style of a short story author. Whew! It sounds intimidating, but I promise you that the resources attached will make it easy to help your students from the
This Ernest Hemingway Body Biography Project is filled with all you need to teach and promote the truly amazing American journalist, novelist, short-story writer, and sportsman. This author study body biography is a fun student-centered collaborative research activity. This Hemingway biography proje
Reading and Analyzing Martin Luther King speeches is extremely important for any high school English student. This customized product includes lesson plans, handouts, activities, and a final project that will not only prompt students to read excerpts from some of King's most famous speeches, but wil
This project takes students through a style and plot analysis of one author. This project has two parts. The first asks students to create a PowerPoint mapping the plot of the first novel they read. The second task asks for a complex analysis of author's style, including use of figurative languag