This author study is a great way for upper elementary or middle school students to learn about an author, and it will encourage them to read other books by that author. Students will complete a biography, list all the books by the author, list book awards, quotes, as well as make summaries of the books they read by the author. Rubrics are included for each part of the author study, and it is sectioned into three parts so you can decide the duration of the assignment.
In the past, my fifth grade students have loved this assignment and have looked forward to reading other books by the authors they choose. They also get excited about what authors the other students are doing and start reading those books, too.