Monthly Author Study
Why are we studying an
author a month?
To encourage the students to become life-long readers.
To encourage the students to develop a love of being read to.
What will the students gain by
How to be cooperative/collaborative workers.
How to be an effective communicator.
How to use technology. (Smartboard and computers)
Develop vocabulary (author, illustrator,title etc)
Make connections between selected books and the authors who wrote them.
Use technology as an educational tool to develop awareness of authors and to
participate in activities on the author's web sites.
Encourage your child to
go to the library and pick out books from their favorite authors.
Some suggestions are:
There's a bird on my head by Mo Willems
I'm invited to a party by Mo Willems
I will surprise my friend by Mo Willems
Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch
Boo by Robert Munsch
Up Up Down by Robert Munsch
Jubal's Wish by Audrey Wood
Napping House by Audrey Wood
Silly Sally by Audrey Wood
Koala Lou by Mem Fox
Possums Magic by Mem Fox
Hunwick's Egg by Mem Fox
Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett
Who's that Knocking on Christmas Eve? by Jan Brett
Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett
Moon Dance by
Moon Bears Pet
by Frank Asch
Bears Bargain by
Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Walter the Baker
by Eric Carle
The Mixed up
Chameleon by Eric Carle
Papa, please get
the moon for me by Eric Carle
Lily and the Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes
Owen by Kevin Henkes
Wembery Worried by Kevin Henkes
Focus: To introduce students to the works of children's
author/illustrator, Mo Willems
Objectives/ Goals (enrichment):
Navigating web pages to gather information about Mo Willems & their favorite
Mo Willems characters
Learn about Mo Willems as an author/illustrator
Print, color & draw Mo Willems characters (fine motor)
Many books by Mo Willems (listed below)
Blank, white paper for drawing pigeon
Computers & smartboard
Books By Mo Willems
Elephant & Piggie Early Readers:
Watch Me Throw the Ball!
Are You Ready to Play Outside?
I Love My New Toy!
I Will Surprise My Friend!
Today I Will Fly!
My Friend is Sad
I Am Invited to a Party!
There Is A Bird on Your Head!
The Pigeon Wants A Puppy!
Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!
The Pigeon Finds A Hot Dog!
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
The Pigeon Loves Things That Go! board book
The Pigeon Has Feelings, Too! board book
Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale
Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity
Edwina the Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct
Leonardo the Terrible Monster
Time to Pee!
Time to Say "PLEASE"!