BUNDLE! Great year-long author study program for encouraging young authors in your classroom!
Eleven author studies for Grades 4th-8th! Each author study includes a full biography, reading response activities, vocabulary activity, persuasive essay project, specific author book reports, an author project menu and a bulletin board set. A no-prep way to add rigor and meaning to your reading and writing program!
Christopher Paul Curtis
Lynne Reid Banks
Pam Munoz Ryan
Each author study includes:
Each biography includes a full background of the author's life and quips about how the authors got started writing and tips for young writers. Introduce the author at the beginning of the month by reading the biography.
Reading Response Activities-
Great critical reading skill activities as a follow-up to the biography, students dig into the author's life and respond with their own personal thoughts.
Reading Response Vocabulary-
Vocabulary activity in which students infer the meaning of highlighted words in the biography.
Persuasive Writing Activity-
Students will construct a persuasive essay in response to a prompt about the author's life, writing style, or opinions.
This is a book report created for each specific author. If you like, assign the students to read a book from the highlighted author each month and fill out the book report provided in the resource.
Author Project Menu-
Nine creative , rigorous, and fun projects about the author's lives, novels (students do not have to read the novels to complete the projects), and subjects introduced in the author's novels.
Bulletin Board Set-
Easy bulletin board print-outs to change out your "Author of the Month" bulletin board each month.
A super NO-PREP author study program to enhance your reading and writing program all year long!
To take a closer look at each individual author study, click on the product links below:
Judy Blume Author Study
Suzanne Collins Author Study
Christopher Paul Curtis Author Study
Roald Dahl Author Study
Gary Paulsen Author Study
Lois Lowry Author Study
Pam Munoz Ryan Author Study
Lynne Reid Banks Author Study
Louis Sachar Author Study
Jerry Spinelli Author Study
Mildred Taylor Author Study