This author study includes six Mem Fox books; Koala Lou, Harriet, You'll Drive me WIld!, Night Noises, Wilfred Gordon Partridge, Hattie and the Fox, and Possum Magic.
Each book has a summary and detailed read aloud instructions.
Each book also has 2-3 sheets to go with it covering a wide range of reading strategies. (Story structure, sequencing, determining importance, making strong connections, predicting...)
There are two writing lessons.
Two pocket chart activities are included.
There are ideas for author introduction and celebration.
I have included an Australia KWL and an Australian animal form to use to study Australia during the unit.
You can download the preview to see several previews from the pdf and interactive whiteboard slides and the full table of contents.
***This includes a matching PowerPoint and Mimio notebook file so that it can be used with an interactive whiteboard or projector. The pdf has 50 pages, The PowerPoint has 38 slides and the Mimio has 40 slides. The Mimio and PP are almost identical. This could be completed in between 2 and 4 weeks depending on how deep you want to go with each topic.
Mem Fox author study by Stephanie McMahon is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License