This is an author study unit that is both individual and small group work. Students will choose an author they are interested in and be placed in a small group. Every student will read a different book by that author. There will be some research on the author, their style of writing, and books they wrote. There will be some group discussions revolving around this as well as comparing and contrasting the different books being read. Ultimately, the group does put together some sort of presentation on their author to the class. The individual novel work revolve around mini lessons presented by the teacher on different lit. concepts.