This 10 day author study includes lesson plans for large group reading and writing, as well as a 10 day student packet. This author study focuses on non-ficiton text features and author's purpose. It is common core alligned, and also includes a packet for students to use during thier independent work time. The student packet alligns with the lessons being taught during large group. My students loved this author study! They still talk about the books we study and Gail Gibbons! If you your new to author studies, this is a great way to introduce kiddos!