In this activity, students identify the role of an author and illustrator. Students then match the role of each to a cutout to create a sentence (supported by pictures). Students then trace the words to complete the sentence. Next, students match the tools used by an author and illustrator to fulfill their roles. Students identify the cutout with the tools (supported by pictures) used by each and glue it down to create a sentence. Students then traces the words for each tool.
This is a great activity to assess students understanding of the difference between authors and illustrators. Furthermore, this activity is hands-on and engaging. It provides students with the visual support needed to facilitate understanding and independent, active involvement. This proved to be a great resource for my special education Kindergarten class. This booklet helped guide students' thinking, and support their understanding and facilitate students' in discussions about the roles of, and tools used by authors and illustrators. I used this activity prior to beginning a Rosemary Wells unit with my students and I continued to have students refer to this booklet throughout the course of the year to facilitate discussions about the craft of authors and illustrators of various books.