Author Study

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  1. VANewbie

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    Another idea I would like to try next year. How does this work? Especially with primary students.
     
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    Choose a favorite author and read many picture books by the same author. You can compare photos, language, rhythm, theme, etc in the books
     
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    Mopar I know teachers do author studies but I have seen some complex set ups. Things I would not want to take on.
    I love the idea of just reading the books and comparing photos and themes.
    I love the idea.
     
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    I have done Author studies on Jan Brett, Dr. Seuss and Eric Carle. I do the same as mopar with comparing pictures, language, etc. We also learn about the author. I then do some kind of activity or art project to go along with the author study.
     
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    Learning about the author is great! If you can visit the author's webpage that might be fun. Maybe writing a class letter to the author (some of them actually respond).
     

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