Why do authors' write specific texts? This 12 slide interactive presentation helps students make connections between authors' personal lives, historical contexts, and written works.
Examples (Emily Dickinson, Abe Lincoln, Jamaica Kincaid, Ray Bradbury, Harper Lee, Stephanie Meyer, Stephen King, James Patterson and Ann Rule)
How To Guide
Worksheets for Building Connections
Activities: Text and Author Passages; Build an Author and Text Connections
Great for understanding why authors' use specific elements when writing for readers. Provides practice and guided research elements. Can bbe used for assessment of concepts and skills. Meets CCSS.