Lesson Plan Title : Author Study

Age Range: Grade 9 through Grade 12 (High School Level)

Overview and Purpose : In this activity, students research an author of their choosing. They create a detailed report about their author's life and his work. Students are encouraged to use a variety of mediums in their reports.

Objective: The student will be able to create a comprehensive report on an author that includes details of his early years, family life, and professional accomplishments.


Internet access for each student


Have each student choose an author they would like to know more about (or assign each student an author.) Have them do a comprehensive study on the author and his works. Have the students include the following information in their reports: the author's personal life (including his early years), books he's written, and any awards or other accomplishments he has received. Have the students present their reports to the class.


Encourage students to use different types of media in their reports. They can use videos, Power point presentations, or music to enhance their report.