Influential Author Lesson Plans
Author!- The goal is for the students to explore the personal
and professional worlds of an author in children's literature. The
outcome is for students to gather information and learn how to express
it in their own words.
Report Web Page - The students will create a web page that will contain
a book report and a biography about the author that wrote the book that
the student read.
Study - To have students listen to stories about Tacky the Penguin
and be able to retell the story beginning, middle, and end, setting, character,
and plot as a group using a graphic organizer with teacher assistance,
and to have a handmade puppet to take home to discuss story with parents.
Study for 2nd Grade - Student will understand the concepts of author,
title and illustrator.
Point of View - Identifying Authors point of view. Reasons for writing.
Purpose & Fact or Opinion - Students should be able to understand
the authors purpose and facts and opinions.
Bedelia Helps Out - Students will be able to understand the double
meaning situations in Amelia Bedelia Helps Out.
Arguments--Rising Tides - Students will evaluate the credibility of
an author's argument.
Prize-Winning Authors - After students study a gazetteer of Florida's
prize-winning authors in a pamphlet entitled Florida Literary Map, they
select one of the mentioned authors, research his or her life, take notes,
and prepare a brief biographical report.
Who? - Guess Who? Students write riddles about each other using descriptive
Their Shoes: Role Playing - Students will learn to go beyond the text
to find the subliminal messages or underlying meanings of the author who
portrays his/her characters.
to Farewell to Manzan - The learner will refine critical thinking
skills and create criteria to evaluate print and non-print materials.
Literature Alive - Literature of Ireland comes alive with an introduction
to the writings of Mc Court, Heaney and Yeats.
Literature Scavenger Hunt - Students locate and evaluate various books,
journals, anthologies, and Internet sources that contain information that
may be used in answering the scavenger hunt questions related to Ireland
and Irish literature.
and the Giant Peach - Show students the book and determine what they
know about the book.
Snicket Electronic Pals - Given the book The Bad Beginning, an assigned
Lemony Snicket electronic pal, and guidelines for writing a book review
students will write a book review.
But Trouble - The goal of this lesson will be to have student foreshadow,
learn vocabulary, and comprehend the meaning of this story.
Kissing Doorknobs - Student will increase listening and comprehension
for Favorite Authors - Students will write a recipe for their favorite
author by using the Internet for research.
10 Reading - To help students understand how to respond critically
to the information provided in the text.
to Text Connect - In order for all of my students to raise their instructional
reading level to an independent reading level they need to be able to
understand and use this skills while reading a text.
Highwayman - Students will form and express opinions based on shared
texts and bodies of work.
Man Who Was Almost A Man" - Students will make connections between
the events and social attitudes of the time period, its influences on
the author and the author's work.
Pedestrian - Employ strategies to comprehend text. Identify, analyze,
and apply knowledge of the structures and elements of literature.
Scarlet Letter - Students will understand the following: Compare/Contrast
Puritan times with today.
Tragedy of Death of a Salesman - This lesson, which will span a three
day period, has the students respond to an essay by Arthur Miller, "Tragedy
and the Common Man."
Tickets to Freedom - Students will read the story and identify the
main idea, important characters, as well as word meanings in context.
the Author in You - This lesson is designed to help students develop
a love for writing. Students use the attached presentation to guide them
in the writing process. They will navigate a variety of web sites to help
them learn about writing.
- WANTED: A
Few Of Our Favorite Authors - This unit is designed to spotlight the
work of one children's author each month. Students explore the life and
writing styles of each author studied, as well as incorporating studies
of story elements in the various works.
New Authors! - The students will learn to write a short autobiographical
sketch and produce an author page to be used throughout the year with
their writing. Students will learn how to take digital camera photos and
produce a PowerPoint slide show with their photos and information.
- Why Do
Authors Write? - In this lesson students use short reading passages
to identify, explain, and discuss the author's purpose for writing.
the Newspaper Article - Turn students into reporters. After analyzing
newspaper articles, students interview classmates for newsworthy events
and write their own newspaper articles.
"The Roadblock" - To learn the importance of using details in writing.