Celebrate Our Favorite Authors
- Grades: PreK–K
- Sort and compare books from various authors.
- Observe, synthesize, and describe themes and patterns authors use.
- Formulate their own story using both an author's style and their own.
- Distinguish parts of a book: title, author, illustrator, front cover, back cover, dedication page, and author-biography page.
Lesson Plans for this Unit
Lesson 1: Who's Your Favorite Author?
Lesson 2: Write Like David Shannon
Lesson 3: We Are All Authors
We invite a children's book author to our class to read. We also take a field trip to an independent children's bookstore for story time. Students can spend time looking at the variety of books. Some bring money to buy their own books. We also visit the main library downtown because they have a large children's section and story time. I complete and return a library card application for each student ahead of time so that they can get their own library cards when they arrive. Students select books and some check out books written by the authors we've been studying.