Activities to Support Your Lessons
Utilize this menu of mini-lessons, bell-ringers, and interactive activities to practice skills, demonstrate understanding, and prompt discussion.
Authors Inspire Us
Lesson sheets to learn about author's purpose or inspiration.
|Authors of PK-5 Titles||Authors 1 - Set A & B|
|Authors of 4-8 Titles||Authors 2 - Set A & B|
|Authors of 7-12 Titles||Authors 3 - Set A & B|
|Identifying Author's Purpose||Authors of PK-5 Titles|
|Author Study||Mo Willems (Grades PK-5)|
|Author Study||Jacqueline Woodson (Grades K-12)|
|Author Study||Alice Walker (Grades K-12)|
Identify the genres authors are talking about.
|Authors of K-12 Titles||Genre 1 - Set A & B|
What's in a Name? Respecting Culture and Identity
Enhance conversations about identity by listening to authors' mini-autobiographies.
|Authors of K-12 Titles||Name 1 - Set A & B|
|Authors of K-5 Titles||Name 2 - Set A & B|
|Authors of 4-8 Titles||Name 3 - Set A & B|
|Authors of 7-12 Titles||Name 4 - Set A & B|
Provide opportunities to reflect and respond as authors discuss their craft.
|Creative writing||Listen & Respond - younger students|
|Creative writing||Listen & Respond - older students|
|Exit slip||Symphony for the City of the Dead (Grades 7-12)|
|Exit slip||Drum Dream Girl & Ada's Violin (Grades PK-5)|
|Journaling styles||Compare/Contrast (many levels)|