This common core based author study focuses on the character traits of Peter throughout the most popular stories written by Ezra Jack Keats. An informational text is included so students learn about the author and his artistic and writing accomplishments. Conclude the unit with a fun lapbook and craftivity. Vocabulary practice and assessments are included. Lesson plans and discussion cards take care of all of your planning. Common core standards include strands: key ideas and details, answer questions to demonstrate understanding, use text evidence, describe characters, and recount stories.