Friday, May 18, 2012

Freebie Friday-End of the Year Favorite Author Sheet

My students and I love learning about authors throughout the year. We keep track of the books that we have read and some other information on a pocket chart above where the author's books are displayed. When we have finished that author it goes on the ceiling. The students use the ceiling as a reference all year. The great thing about author studies is how much the students get involved because they really feel that they know a lot about that author. It also allows them to think more deeply once they are familiar with the authors style and background. I also have an author's craft bulletin board. I write the craft and description on one sentence strip and then a place where we find the author using that craft another. (title, author and quote from the book) I don't always use the author we are studying, but often I do at least one craft from each author.