This author study is an engaging way to get students to read, explore, and enjoy Bill Peet's books. His stories have memorable characters and important messages. Although this author study is based on the author and books of Bill Peet, some parts can be adapted and used with other authors. Pick and choose parts that best fit the readiness levels of your students.
What Do You Notice?
Students read various titles from Bill Peet and record what they notice.
Get to Know Your Author
These quick facts can be used to introduce the author, Bill Peet.
My Book List
Students record the book titles they read on their book list recording sheets. There is a Bill Peet recording sheet and a generic recording sheet.
Figurative Language Anchor Mat
Depending on the readiness levels of your students, mini lessons may be needed prior to or during the author study to help students understand the different types of figurative language Bill Peet uses. Students can record key understandings and examples on the Figurative Language Anchor Mat.
I Spy Some Figurative Language
While students are reading Bill Peet’s books, they can identify examples of onomatopoeia, simile, alliteration, personification, idiom, and hyperbole and record them on the I Spy sheets in this download.
Author Style Anchor Mat
The Author Style anchor mat can be used prior to or during the author study to help students understand the different aspects that help to define an author’s style.
Book Comparison Chart
This chart can be used to collect information about the characters, the settings, and the author’s messages from the books students read.
5 Star Rating
Students can complete a 5 Star Rating sheet on several of Bill Pete’s books. There are three different versions. Criteria is given to determine the rating for each category.
Pen a Friendly Letter
The students take on the role and personality of one character and write to another character from a different book. Generic letter templates are provided to print and go. Two different templates are provided for different letter lengths.
Writing Prompts to Extend Author Study
There are 5 additional writing prompts students can use throughout the author study. Each prompt focuses on a different writing format: explanatory, informative, opinion, narrative, compare and contrast, and quote reflection.
The Important Thing
Students generate a list of the most important things they learned, read, and enjoyed about Bill Peet and his books. Then students complete The Important Thing summary template. Mentor text used: The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown. There is a Bill Peet template and a generic template that can be used for other authors.
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