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David Shannon Author Study and Book Study Bundle

Kristen Sullins
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K - 3rd, Homeschool
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    David Shannon Author Study


    Students LOVE David Shannon books! Let them get to know the author with a comprehensive author study and book study bundle that combines facts about the author with reading response and plot elements worksheets from four of his back to school favorites that can be used year long for mentor texts and read alouds.

    All products in this bundle include ANSWER KEYS to make for easy quick and print activities to leave for a substitute -or- for advanced readers who are completing an independent book study who are ready for critical and challenging questions.

    Featured Pages of the David Shannon Author Study:

    -2 Biography Information Pages

    -Cover Page to Create an Author Study Booklet

    -Describing the Author: Describe the Author in 3 Ways

    -My Favorite Books: List Your Three Favorite Books by the Author

    -Match the Characters: Match Character Pictures and Names

    -Compare the Books: Compare Characters, Settings, Problems and Solutions

    -6 Facts (with word bank)

    -5 Facts (no word bank)

    -Early Life Timeline: Cut and Paste Timeline

    -Book Timeline: Cut and Paste Timeline

    -What I learned about the Author Writing Page

    -A Great Author/Favorite Book Writing Page

    -All About the Author Writing Page


    Book Studies:

    David Goes to School

    A Bad Case of Stripes

    Duck on a Bike

    The Rain Came Down

    Featured Pages for each Book Study:

    Book Themed Activities (3-4 for each book)

    Reading Response and Plot Element Activities:

    -Story Retell with Problem/Solution

    -Story Sequencing

    -Main Idea and Details

    -Book Summary (somebody, wanted, but, so, then)

    -Describing the Character

    -Describing the Setting

    -Making Predictions

    -My Favorite Part/Author’s Purpose


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    For Texas Teachers, this resource relates to the following 2019-2020 TEKS:

    1.6A (K.5A, 2.6A) Establish purpose for reading assigned and self-selected texts with adult assistance.

    1.6C (K.5C, 2.6C) Make, correct, or confirm predictions using text features, characteristics of genre, and structures with adult assistance. 

    1.6E (K.5E, 2.6E)  Make connections to personal experiences, ideas in other texts, and society with adult assistance.

    1.7D (K.6D, 2.7D) Retell texts in ways that maintain meaning. 

    1.7E (K.6E, 2.7E) Interact with sources in meaningful ways such as illustrating or writing. 

    1.8B (K.7B, 2.8B) Describe the main character(s) and the reason(s) for their actions. 

    1.8C (K.7C, 2.8C) Describe plot elements, including the main events, the problem, and the resolution, for texts read aloud and independently. 

    1.9Di (K.8Di, 2.9Di) Recognize the central idea and supporting evidence with adult assistance.

    This resource relates to the following Common Core Standards:

    RL.1.2(K.2, 2.2) Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.

    RL.1.3(K.3, 2.3) Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.

    RL.1.7(K.7, 2.7) Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.

    RL.1.9(K.9, 2.9) Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.


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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story (e.g., Cinderella stories) by different authors or from different cultures.
    Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.
    Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
    Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
    Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.


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