If your kiddos enjoy author studies, I feel certain they'll appreciate this collection of activities I created to celebrate the work of Ezra Jack Keats.
This product is a book study appropriate for mid to late first grade or early second. It can be used as an independent book study or in a guided reading group as well.
The activities are based on the following 5 books:
The Snowy Day
Whistle for Willie
The activities include:
* 1 anticipation guide and 1 page of comprehension questions for each book
* a "Willie" craftivity / collage (You'll provide scrapbook paper, paint, and newspaper. I included 3 photographs of sample projects.)
* 2 story maps
* a "Now I Know About Ezra Jack Keats" author poster
* a genre poster
* a pocket chart sorting game to be used after reading the books (Your students will read a statement describing an event or an expression used by a specific character. Cards will then be matched to the book in which it occurred.)
25 pages + 5 (title, credits, instructions, etc...) = 30