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Author Study

Purpose: Students will become familiar with authors through reading and completing activities integrated through various subjects. Students will learn about illustrations, topic, genre, punctuation, structure, authors purpose, and connections. Basic outline for author studies: Day 1: Interview and overview Day 2: Biography of author Day 3-9: Writing craft/revision Day 10: Author celebration/share time

September Kevin Henkes Books to read: 1. Chysanthemum 2. Lillys Purple Plastic Purse 3. Wemberly Worried 4. Sheila Rae the Brave 5. Lillys Big Day 6. Owen 7. Julius, the Baby of the World 8. Chesters Way 9. Weekend with Wendell 10. Owen Websites: 1.

October Stan and Jan Berenstein Books to read: 1.

Websites: 1.

2. November Ezra Jack Keats

December Jan Brett Books to read: 1. The Hat 2. Comets Nine Lives 3. The Mitten 4. Annie and the Wild Animals 5. Daisy Comes Home 6. Armadillo Rodeo 7. Berlioz the Bear 8. Gingerbread Baby 9. Trouble with Trolls 10. Hedgie Blasts Off! 11. Christmas Trolls 12. Whose that Knocking on Christmas Eve 13. The Wild Christmas Reindeer Websites: %20Brett%201.htm Activities: 1. Webquest webqsmeier.htm 2. Compare/Contrast animals in The Mitten and The Hat (Venn Diagram) 3. Graph of who likes mittens and gloves 4. Wax and Epson salt picture

January Helen Lester

February Nikki Grimes

March Dr. Seuss

April Shel Silverstein Books to read: 1. Falling Up 2. A Light in the Attic 3. A Giraffe and a Half 4. The Giving Tree 5. Lafcadio 6. The Lion Who Shot Back 7. The Missing Piece 8. The Missing Piece Meets the Big O 9. Where the Sidewalk Ends 10. Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros Websites: 1. 2. 3.

May Cynthia Rylant