Author Study Graphic Organizer - this is a wonderful tool to use in a range of grade levels. This graphic organizer allows students to research an author and present information in a visually appealing method. It requires facts, an illustration, a citation, and a personal opinion. There is room for artistic creativity and presentation, as well.
This graphic organizer includes all of the necessary components for a successful author study that invites students to look beyond the cover of a book and into the life of an author and their accomplishments.
You can use it as an activity, project, project option, research, or extra credit.
Read more on my blog: http://thejourneyofayoungteacher.blogspot.com/2012/11/author-who.html