Chris van Allsburg *EDITABLE* Author Study

Chris van Allsburg *EDITABLE* Author Study
Chris van Allsburg *EDITABLE* Author Study
Chris van Allsburg *EDITABLE* Author Study
Chris van Allsburg *EDITABLE* Author Study
Chris van Allsburg *EDITABLE* Author Study
Chris van Allsburg *EDITABLE* Author Study
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Chris van Allsburg is one of the most talented children's authors. The stories he weaves are invigorating and inspire the imagination. This unit encourages students to make inferences, think deeply about characters, and explore the many themes that Van Allsburg incorporates into his stories. I hope that you and your students enjoy reading his stories and learning through these activities as much as we did!

This packet can be adapted to use with grades 2-5. This could be used towards the end of the year in 2nd grade, with many of the activities done on the whole group level. This could also be used towards the beginning of the year in 5th grade as group work - each group could be given a book to read together, analyze, respond, etc.

-100% EDITABLE handouts, booklets, and activities
-Multiple weeks worth of Common Core aligned activities (you can print them right off and use them!)
-Printable Author Study Student Booklet
-Printable class ABC booklet (based on The Z was Zapped)
-30+ Printable handouts

Common Core Alignment:
See how several of the activities in this unit are aligned to the ELA Common Core standards:
About the Author: RI1, RI5, RL4
Compare and Contrast Venn diagram: RL9
Sequence of Events: Ben’s Dream: RL5
Sequence of Events: Just a Dream: RL5
Two Bad Ants: RL5
Strong Beginning and Ending: RL5
Story Element Map: RL5, RL2
Character Change: RL2
Juicy Details: RL5
Author’s Message RL2 RW8
A Mystery to Solve: RW8
Character Change Map: RL2
Character Relationship Map: RL3
Personification: The Widow’s Broom: RL4
Spooky Details: The Widow’s Broom: RL7, RL7
Weather Report: The Wreck of Zephyr: RL7, RL7
Crafting a Character: RL3, RL6
Close Look at a Character: RL3
Author’s Craft: What really happened?: RL4
I could spot... Chris van Allsburg: RL5

This unit includes specific activities/ideas for the following books:
The Z was Zapped
The Mysteries of Harris Burdick
Two Bad Ants
The Sweetest Fig
The Widow's Broom
The Wretched Stone
The Stranger
The Wreck of Zephyr
Ben's Dream
Just a Dream

Handouts from this unit could also be applied to:
A Bad Day at Riverbend
Polar Express
The Garden of Abdul Gasazi

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