Author of the Month

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  1. mrsammieb

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    Just curious if anyone does this or is it more for 1st and 2nd grade?
     
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    I can be for any grade. Authors for older students are Johnathon Rand, Louis Sachar, Lois Lowry, Jerry Spinelli, Patricia MacLachlan, Beverly Cleary, Paul Fleischman, Madeleine L'Engle, Scott O'Dell, just to name a few.
     
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    I do the author of the month in K.
    I actually want to revise my list of authors to make it more diverse...last year I realized that all of my authors are white, and only 3 are women! Could anyone suggest authors that would break this mold I've gotten into?
    Thanks!
     
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    What authors do you use in Kindergarten? I was trying to do the same. So far, I only have four and they are probably the most common. (Clifford serries, Little Critter, Arthur, and Dr. Seuss.)
     
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    I'm actually planning on doing Author of THe Month and I plan on doing "Peggy Parrish", "Marc Brown", "Eric Carle", "Judy Blume", "Ezra Jack Keats", "Marcer Mayer", "Tomie DePaola", "Pat Hutchins", and I think that's it so far. I am looking into doing more diverse authors as well, especially since I will be teaching in a prodominently African American community. If anyone has any other authors that they recommend for 2nd grade, please post.:D
     
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    I really like Patricia Palacco but do you think she is too hard?
     
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    Todd Parr, Jan Brett
     
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    Barbara Parks (Junie B. Jones)
    Leo Leoinni
    Jan Brett
    Dr. Seuss
    Eric Carle
    Marc Brown
    Norman Bridwell (Clifford)
    Tommie DePiolo
    Laura Numeroff (if you give a mouse...)
    Keats (snowy day..)

    I like P. Policco (sp?) but her books are a bit too long for my kids. I do read them throughout the year, usually in two sittings.
    I really love Lauren Child's books (Lola and Charile) but she only has a small collection right now.
     
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    Can someone share how they actually do the Author of the Month with their kids? Do you introduce the author your studying, tell a little about him/her and then explore their literature. Or does your Author of the Month activities go further than that???
     
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    I do too... but I think she is more suitable for 2-3
     
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    We talk about the authors style of writing and (if they are an illustrator as well) illustrations. We discuss the author life, his/her inspirations, any early work or sketches.
    I often incorporate it in my writing center, such as when we study Numeroff, they complete the sentence "If you give a kindergartner a ____, s/he will ____.", and illustrate.
    Also I use it in arts and crafts,for Carle I do a lesson on collages and they make their own illustration using tissue paper.
    We graph our favorite book from the author and discuss differences and similarities of the books.
     
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    Great ideas. I see that you incorporate the author's work in all the areas of the classroom. Thanks for the ideas.:p
     
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    I agree, great ideas. I think you could also do Steven Kellogg. I appreciate the how to!
     

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