This lesson includes a 3-page author research and presentation handout which gives students detailed directions for completing an author project for an American Literature (or other literature) class. It also includes a sample author list and sample author quizzes for a total of 8 pages.
This project offers a way for students to take part in the teaching of class. Each student will be assigned an historic American author to research. This will be a self-driven project in which students must be responsible and accountable for their own work. As the designated expert on this author, they will be responsible for the following things:
Birth/Death Dates Major Literary Works
Parents and Siblings Literary Genres
Spouse and Children Topics/ Themes
Schooling Inspirations/ Colleagues
Non-literary Life Awards/ Organizations
Literary Beginnings History Connection
Miscellaneous Geography of Life
This project includes a visual and oral presentation as well.
Author Project by Cherie Shields & Lila Brightbill is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License