Author's Spotlight is when students are able to become acquainted with amazing authors! We study an author by reading some of their books and learn about them as a person by knowing their hobbies, interests, how they became an author, their first book published etc. Be creative and make it fun and interesting for the students! On Dr. Seuss' birthday (I picked him so that we would be studying him at that time!) we had Green Eggs and Ham! Also, I check out a lot of books by the author that we were studying from the school library, and kept them in the classroom in a specific spot for the students to read. They really LOVED the Goosebump series by R. L. Stine!

 

Here are some authors to study during Author's Spotlight!

 

Beverly Cleary

The Mouse and the Motorcycle, Ramona series

J.K. Rowling

The Harry Potter series

Dr. Seuss

The Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

R.L. Stine

Goosebumps series

Lemony Snicket

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Eric Carle

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Chris Van Allsburg

Jumanji, Zathura, The Polar Express

Mary Pope Osborne

Magic Tree House series

Judy Blume

Freckle Juice, Super Fudge, Double Fudge, Blubber

Roald Dahl

The Witches, The BFG, Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Gary Paulsen

The Hatchet

Matt Christopher

Sports books

E.B. White

Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little

Jan Brett

The Mitten, The Hat

David Adler

Cam Jansen series

Marc Brown

Arthur books

Katherine Paterson

Bridge to Terabithia

Gertrude C. Warner

The Boxcar Children series

L. Frank Baum

The Wondeful Wizard of Oz

Stan & Jan Berenstain

The Berenstain Bears series

Laura Numberoff

If you Give a Mouse a Cookie

Patricia Polacco

Thunder Cake, Thank You Mr. Falker, The Keeping Quilt

Kay Thompson

Eloise series

Lynne Reid Banks

The Indian in the Cupboard

C.S. Lewis

The Chronicles of Narnia

Ezra Jack Keats

The Snowy Day, Whistle for Willie, Peter's Chair

 

Check out these amazing authors that I've been lukcy to meet!!

 

Helen Lester, author of A Porcupine Named Fluffy, the Tacky series and others.

Kevin Henkes, author of A Weekend with Wendell, Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Owen, Kitten's Frist Full Moon and more.

 

Example author biography sheet shared

Example author quiz

What could you do when you aren't doing Author's Spotlight? Check out Cinema Club!

 

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