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.
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