Ezra Jack Keats Author Study & Opinion Writing Unit with 2 crafts and CCSS follow ups for 7 different Ezra Jack Keats stories.
Unit covers the following stories:
✿ Peter's Chair
✿ Snowy Day
✿ Jennie's Hat
✿ A Letter for Amy
✿ Pet Show
✿ Whistle for Willie
✿CCSS aligned worksheets included in this author study unit are:
Character, setting, beginning, middle, end story maps
Identifying charater feelings
Recounting details/favorite parts of each story
✿Generic activities that can be used on any books include:
4 Story maps (for differentiation)
Character traits follow up
✿Willie craftivity picture and template for pieces to create Peter's dog.
✿Snowy Day collage craft pictures and template to create Peter from Snowy Day.
✿Graphing activities include:
2 Graphing your favorite Ezra Jack Keats story activity
1 Generic graphing your favorite Keats story (blank)
✿Book review opinion writing project graphic organizers, rough draft and final copy. This book review is a fun way to conclude the 3-4 week author study unit.
Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.
With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.
Use frequently occurring adjectives