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Author Study with Independent and Group Activities for Upper Elementary

Author Study with Independent and Group Activities for Upper Elementary
Author Study with Independent and Group Activities for Upper Elementary
Author Study with Independent and Group Activities for Upper Elementary
Author Study with Independent and Group Activities for Upper Elementary
Author Study with Independent and Group Activities for Upper Elementary
Author Study with Independent and Group Activities for Upper Elementary
Author Study with Independent and Group Activities for Upper Elementary
Author Study with Independent and Group Activities for Upper Elementary
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Encourage student reading with an author study! Pick a selection of authors for your students to study and allow them to pick out a book written by one of those authors. Each student reads a different book and becomes the expert on that book. Then guide their reading, thinking, and discussions through independent and group activities. This unit includes all the materials necessary for 2 independent and 2 group activities, along with a page of steps to implement the author study.

I do this project every year during the last few weeks of school. Students love discovering new books to read over the summer, and I enjoy that it is very student guided. This would also be a great project for state testing time, or before breaks!

Included:
Cover Sheet
Directions for Use and How to Implement the Author Study
2 page sheet for Independent Question answering while reading the book (5 questions, each requiring 4 sentences)
2 page brainstorming sheet for group work to compare and contrast the books read in the group
1 page rubric to guide the group creation of a web, using the information they wrote on the brainstorming page
1 page research page for the group to complete using the internet or biographies on the author's background
1 page rubric to guide individual students in writing a letter to the author about their thoughts on the book

Preview includes the cover sheet, directions, and a selection of the activities.
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9 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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