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This unit of study hopes to tap into some of the power of knowing and studying an author’s work, of eagerly anticipating reading another work by this author. Students will identify a writer who speaks to them- and use this power to leverage themselves into becoming experts and insiders on works this author has written.
Candice Lemon-Scott *
Carolyn Keene Cathy Cassidy Chandler Warner
Chris Morphew *
Clyde Robert Bulla
Coco Simon Cornelia Funke *
D.J. Machale Dan Gutman
David Walliams * Dick King Smith
Ellen Potter Emily Rodda * Enid Blyton
Gertrude Chandler Warner Gordon Korman *
Hidenori Kusaka Hilary McKay
Jacqueline Harvey Jacqueline Wilson
James Fray James Howe Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Jeremy Strong Jerry Spinelli Jim Benton
John Chambers *
John Reynolds Gardiner Jon Scieszka
Joseph Heller Judy Blume
Katherine Rundell Katie DiCamillo *
Lisa Wade McCormick
Lois Lowry Louis Sachar
Lucy Maud Montgomery *
Marcia Thorton Jones
Mary Pope Osborne
Michael Coleman Michael Lawrence Michael Morpurgo
Miles Kelly Morris Gleitzman * Nicola Davies
Otis Frampton Patricia MacLachlan
Patricia Reilly Giff
Patrick Ness Paul Jennings*
Paul Mason Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Pittacus Lore
Phillip Pullman *
R.J. Palcio *
Rachel Renee Russell
Rick Riordan Roald Dahl Roger Hargraves
Shamini Flint *
Tamora Pierce Terry Collins Terry Deary Terry Lynn Johnson
Trenton Lee Stewart
Veronica Roth Virginia Woolf
Wallace Ronald Roy (Ron Roy)
William Shakespeare William Steig
I understand that....
Details within a text confirm or imply ideas.
Readers access and make meaning from ideas and themes that are conveyed in stories.
Different interpretations of a text can be justified and valid.
Stories require character, setting and plot to show 'the time something happened'.
Symbols used on Author's pages
This author mainly writes novels. Books with different characters and settings. Each book is a whole story that does not require the reader to read previous or subsequent books.
This author is best known for writing books in a series. While each story can be read alone, the central character(s) appear in each book. The settings and plots are often the same or similar in each book.
This author writes sequential series. The books are more meaningful if they are read in order as characters and plots develop as the series progresses.
This author writes picture books. A picture book relies on the pictures to explain unwritten parts of the story or to tell a different story to the words. Picture book writers are not always illustrators