The kindergartners in Mrs. Saunders class have been working on their author study. They have been studying the author Mo Willems. The fifth graders in Ms. Dionisio’s class have also been doing an author study. They individually studied an author. Some studied Graeme Base, Virginia Hamilton, Jane Yolen, Allen Say, Cynthia Rylant, and, many others.
On the day we were with our kindergarten buddies, we presented our PowerPoints to our individual buddy. The PowerPoint consisted of a title page, a page for each book, and an about the author page. The page for each book contained an image of the book cover and a selling point for each book. Fifth graders and kindergartners shared two books each, then they read other Mo Willems books from a collection. As a special treat Mrs. Saunders made chocolate chip and sugar cookies to snack on while we read together.
reported by: Alex, Virginia, and Winnie