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Ezra Jack Keats: Reader's and Writer's Workshop Author Series

Grade Levels
1st - 2nd
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Ezra Jack Keats: Reader's and Writer's Workshop Unit of Study

Are you ready to try an Author's Study with your students? This reading and writing unit of study, "Ezra Jack Keats: Reader's and Writer's Workshop Author Series," is a wonderful way to integrate the works of a fantastic author into reading and writing! In the reading workshops, your students will learn how to activate schema and make meaningful text-to-text, text-to-self, and text-to-world connections. In the writing workshops, you will teach your students to write small moment stories, just like Ezra Jack Keats! In this pack, you have access to all the materials you need for this Reader's and Writer's Workshop Unit in your first or second grade classroom. This pack will save you tons of time preparing lessons, handouts, and classroom activities.

This complete bundle includes:
1. Letter to parents and caregivers to introduce the unit
2. Background information for how to run Reader's and Writer's Workshops
3. Two-week calendar of the unit
4. 20 total (10 Reading and 10 Writing) detailed daily lesson plans, with all of the components of each mini-lesson provided
5. Anchor charts, handouts, and classroom materials
6. Suggested mentor texts to accompany reading mini-lessons
7. Publishing paper for your students' written work
8. Reading log templates
9. Conferencing sheets
10. Rubric to complete the unit
11. Student reflection sheet for the end of the unit
12. BONUS: Supplemental grammar and phonics activities to highlight two components of Ezra Jack Keats' texts (Contractions and Onomatopoeia)

Introducing the works of Ezra Jack Keats through an author study is easy and organized for you and your students with this pack!

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Total Pages
68 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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