Author Tasting Menu - Kate DiCamillo

Author Tasting Menu - Kate DiCamillo
Author Tasting Menu - Kate DiCamillo
Author Tasting Menu - Kate DiCamillo
Author Tasting Menu - Kate DiCamillo
Author Tasting Menu - Kate DiCamillo
Author Tasting Menu - Kate DiCamillo
Author Tasting Menu - Kate DiCamillo
Author Tasting Menu - Kate DiCamillo
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An Author Tasting is a spin off a book tasting. It gives students an opportunity to focus on an author and their works.

To create an author tasting in class, set out a variety of the author’s books on tables or desks. I suggest using the ones I have included book preview QR codes for. Students will get to explore three of the books set out during each course of the meal. Encourage students to find a book that has 3 or 4 students surrounding it and then work together to fill out the menu. Giving students a time limit of around 8 minutes per “course” keeps students focused and things moving. Once the appetizer round is finished, move on to the next course until the meal is over. At the end, digest the activity together as a class. It works well to create a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast the author’s different works if time permits.

My fourth graders loved filling out their menus as we prepared to read Because of Winn Dixie as a class. I modeled what it looked like to fill out the menu accurately using the book, Because of Winn Dixie. By doing this, each of my students got a taste of that book and couldn’t wait to start reading it!

My students loved this experience. They were intrigued by the different stories and delighted when they ran across one they had enjoyed in the past.

Included in this product:

Author Sampler Brochure (editable and PDF)

1 QR Code for Kate DiCamillo’’s Website

1 QR Code for a 10 minute Interview with Kate DiCamillo

8 Book Trailer QR Codes

Including:

- Because of Winn Dixie

- The Tiger Rising

- The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

- The Tale of Despereaux (Movie/book)

- Raymie Nightengale

- Bink and Gollie

- Flora and Ulysses

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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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