Activities: Authors PK-5

This set of lesson cards can be used to support learning about author's purpose or inspiration and the writing process.

  1. Scan the QR codes on the front of the card
  2. Listen and learn directly from authors
  3. Reflect and respond

Authors Inspire Us: Authors PK-5: Set A

Authors and illustrators are:
a. Historians b. Imaginative c. Problem solvers d. Inspiring

Answer Key: 1(d), 2(a), 3(c), 4(b)

Resources:

  1. My Pen narrated by Christopher Myers (empowering) | Meet-the-Author Book Reading
  2. Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan (historians) | Meet-the-Author Book Reading
  3. Ada's Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay by Susan Hood (problem solvers) | Meet-the-Author Book Reading
  4. Not Quite Narwhal by Jessie Sima (imaginative) | Meet-the-Author Book Reading

Authors Inspire Us: Authors PK-5: Set B

Where did each author get the idea for their story?
a. Folktales b. Personal experience c. Poster d. History

Answer Key: 1(c), 2(b), 3(d), 4(a)

Resources:

  1. The Skunk by Mac Barnett and Patrick McDonnell (poster) | Meet-the-Author Book Reading
  2. Toys Go Out by Emily Jenkins (personal experience) | Meet-the-Author Book Reading
  3. Dave the Potter by Bryan Collier (history) | Meet-the-Author Book Reading
  4. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin (folktales) | Meet-the-Author Book Reading