Second grade author study

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  1. Miss Kirby

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    I have to do an Author Study presentation on one of those boards they use for science experiments. The first two authors I thought of that I could really use in the classroom were Arnold Lobel and Kevin Henkes. But I can't use those author's because I already used them for other assignments in class.

    What are some authors kids go crazy for in beginning second grade/end of first (I'm going to second next year)?

    I was thinking Laura Numeroff, but maybe that's too babyish for second grade. I was also thinking Chris Van Allsburg, Tomie DePoala, Leo Lionni,
     
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  3. BASAM

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    I've been reading Roald Dahl all year and they love it!!
     
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    I was going to suggest Christ Van Allsburg and Tommie dePaola. If you wanted to integrate art, you could do Eric Carle.
     
  5. MissFroggy

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    I'm excited because next year I want to do author studies with the kids I get (IF I have 2nd- which is super likely.)

    I'm thinking I will do Tomie DePaola first, then, while it might be babyish- we will do Maurice Sendak (is this too young?) and perform the play "Really Rosie" and learn all of the Carol King Songs!!! I am hoping Sendak is not to babyish for 2nd graders.

    I can't believe I'm thinking next year already!
     
  6. Miss Kirby

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    Hm I don't think Sendak is too babyish, then again I don't know a lot of his books. I do know Chicken Soup With Rice... that was my FAVORITE book as a kid! And I bought the big book from Scholastic! Love it!
     
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    Don't worry, I'm totally thinking about next year too!!! I already started making a curriculum map just from looking up our reading and math programs online...
     
  8. Miss W

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    Here is my list of author studies we've done so far this year:
    September
    Kevin Henkes
    http://www.kevinhenkes.com/
    http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/henkes.htm
    http://www.teachingheart.net/kevinhideas.html
    http://www.kidsreads.com/authors/au-henkes-kevin.asp

    Mem Fox
    http://www.memfox.com/welcome.html
    http://www.emints.org/ethemes/resources/S00001529.shtml
    http://jbuoy.myweb.uga.edu/ChLitPortfolio/Fox.htm
    http://www.internationalauthorstudies.ecsd.net/po Mem Fox author study.htm

    Eric Carle
    http://www.eric-carle.com/home.html
    http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/carle.htm
    http://content.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3234
    http://www.theteacherscorner.net/lesson-plans/reading/authors/carle.htm
    http://www.dltk-kids.com/searchresu...8670:mgahrcqhv0w&q=eric+carle&cof=FORID:9#635
    http://www.emints.org/ethemes/resources/S00001049.shtml
    October
    Seymour Simon
    http://www.seymoursimon.com/
    http://eduplace.com/kids/hmr/mtai/simon.html
    http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/contributor.jsp?id=2232

    Marc Brown
    http://www.marcbrownstudios.com/
    http://pbskids.org/arthur/
    http://www.kidsreads.com/series/series-arthur-author.asp
    http://www.learnnc.org/lessons/KathyPalmore6182002126

    November
    Genre: Biography
    http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=421
    http://www.education-world.com/a_tsl/archives/04-1/lesson016.shtml

    Robert Munsch
    http://www.robertmunsch.com/
    http://www.scholastic.ca/titles/munsch/
    http://www.abcteach.com/free/members/15474.pdf

    December
    Jan Brett
    http://www.janbrett.com/
    http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/contributor.jsp?id=1500
    http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=420
    http://www.emints.org/ethemes/resources/S00001736.shtml
    http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/Themes/Jan_Brett/index.shtml
    January
    Chris Van Allsburg
    http://www.chrisvanallsburg.com/flash.html
    http://www.emints.org/ethemes/resources/S00000535.shtml
    http://teacherweb.com/AL/Wright/ChrisVanAllsburg/
    http://www.kidsreads.com/authors/au-van-allsburg-chris.asp

    Gail Gibbons
    http://www.gailgibbons.com/
    http://atozteacherstuff.com/go/search.cgi?query=gail+gibbons&grade=&bool=OR

    February
    Patricia Polacco
    http://www.patriciapolacco.com/
    http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=996
    http://www.kidsreads.com/authors/au-polacco-patricia.asp
    http://www.emints.org/ethemes/resources/S00001466.shtml

    Jane Yolen
    http://www.janeyolen.com/
    http://teacher.scholastic.com/writewit/mff/mythswshop_index.htm

    March
    Dr. Seuss
    http://www.seussville.com/
    http://www.emints.org/ethemes/resources/S00001063.shtml
    http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/dr-seuss-birthday/theodor-geisel.html

    Jack Prelutsky
    http://www.jackprelutsky.com/
    http://teacher.scholastic.com/writewit/poetry/jack_home.htm
    http://www.kidsreads.com/authors/au-prelutsky-jack.asp

    Genre: Poetry
    http://www.proteacher.com/070034.shtml
    http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=273
    April
    Jack Prelutsky (cont…)
    Genre: Poetry (cont…)

    Genre: Fairy Tales

    Genre: Fractured Fairy Tales

    May
    Arkansas Authors
    Other Optional Authors
    Leo Lionni
    Cynthia Rylant
    Beverly Cleary
    Tomie dePaola
    James Marshell
    Lois Ehlert
    Pat Hutchins
     
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    I hope that isn't overwhelming for you.
     
  10. Miss Kirby

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    Wow! Thanks!

    Just wondering, how do you go about doing author studies in your classroom? How do you integrate it with everything else you need to do in your reading time?
     
  11. Miss W

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    I incorporate it in my Reader's Workshop mini-lesson. I like to use that author's books to help teach the concept we are working on at that time. When I can get Guided Reading books by that author it makes the study even more interesting.
     
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    I totally just bookmarked your post... YOU ROCK! Thank for all the links and ideas!
     
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    :D
     
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    Miss W, you rock! I do many of the same authors during my read-aloud time which takes me right into my Reader's Workshop lesson, too. I also do a biographical & non-fiction study in February, authors are varied.
     
  15. Miss Kirby

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    I think once I figure out my curriculum next year, I can figure out what author studies I will use and when. Like in reading workshop, we learn about schema and connections in September, and we read a lot of Kevin Henkes books then, so he would be a good author study. In January, when we do inferring, Chris Van Allsburg is a good author for that strategy so we can do an author study on him. We do nonfiction in April so Gail Gibbons would be a good one to do. Maybe I'll plan for one a month next year to get me started.
     
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    Mine were either chosen because of topics, genre, or birthdays.
     

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