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I am so excited to share this packet with you! This packet features Author Studies for Eric Carle, Donald Crews, Kevin Henkes, Laura Numeroff, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, David Shannon, Mo Willems, and Karma Wilson. I have included writing prompts and QR codes for over 100 stories. I love using writing prompts with my students. These prompts meet almost all of the CCSS in ELA. They provide great insight into students’ thinking and understanding after we read a book. They also provide excellent opportunities for authentic, purposeful writing.
In this packet, I have prompts with QR codes on them and without, so you can choose which ones you prefer to use with your students. Children love to have the story right on their paper with the QR code, so they can listen to it as much as they want at home!
You can choose the books you want to use to create an Author Study packet with these prompts. Use one or several of the activities on their own as you study an author, or use these prompts as homework for the students. Many books have a few different prompts for you to choose from.
This packet also includes my Author Prezi. This Author Prezi has links and videos to go with each of the 8 authors featured in this packet, as well as Jan Brett, Norman Bridwell, Theodor Geisel, Robert Munsch, and Shel Silverstein. The videos and links can be used with the whole class, and add a lot to any author study.
I hope you enjoy this packet as much as I do!