If you are looking for a jam packed, activity filled author study, this is the one you want! This is a cross-curricular unit that includes math, writing, and reading activities. There are hands-on measurement activities, tons of language lessons and activities such as fact and opinion, compare and contrast, prefixes, main idea, characterization, problem and solution, and visualization. Included in this unit is an "I have, Who Has" game to review story elements. There are also plenty of opportunities for writing. This unit can easily be differentiated for multiple grade levels. I hope you enjoy this author study as much as my third graders have!