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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Celebrate Read Across America Day or Dr. Seuss's birthday with a collection of reading comprehension materials. Versatile for any Dr. Seuss book, the worksheets and activities promote both foundational reading skills and critical thining...
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Author Study: Kate Chopin

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Four stories by Kate Chopin offer high schoolers an opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of the ways authors use various literary elements and movements to develop their themes and social commentaries. 
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Langston Hughes

For Students 7th Standards
An author study provides learners the opportunity to explore in depth the life of, the influences on, and the works of a single literary figure. Introduce middle schoolers to Langston Hughes with a unit that models how to approach an...
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Author Study: Eric Carle

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Dive into an author study of one of the most beloved children’s book authors, Eric Carle. After reading some of his stories, including Papa Get me the Moon, A House for Hermit Crab, The Grouchy Ladybug, and The Very Busy Spider, readers...
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Jan Brett Author Study

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Expose young children to the wonderful works of author and illustrator Jan Brett using a few of her stories such as Armadillo Rodeo, The Mitten, or Daisy Comes Home through a unit study. 
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Charles Dickens

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How much do you know about the life of Charles Dickens? A thorough video discusses the author's professional successes and private failures with engaging animation and informative narration.
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Fyodor Dostoyevsky

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
While Fyodor Dostoyevsky experienced more difficulty and suffering than he did happiness, his point of view reveals aspects of humanity that are essential to the way we relate to each other now. A thorough and rich video explores...
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Jane Austen

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Jane Austen wrote about strong women, social boundaries, and relationship dynamics in the early 19th century to educate her readers about the state of humanity. Learn more about the themes woven throughout her works, including Pride and...
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Dr. Seuss Author Study

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Want to know more about Dr. Seuss? Scholars research topics such as his childhood, family, education, jobs, and story themes to learn more about the ever-popular and fun to read author, Dr. Seuss. 
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Love That Dog and Hate That Cat Teacher's Guide

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
This teaching guide for Love That Dog and Hate That Cat includes suggestions for how to integrate Sharon Creech's books into a poetry unit, as well as writing activities, discussion questions, and tips for making poetry accessible to all...
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Truman Capote- Mini Biography

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Truman Capote, originator of the true-crime novel, is the subject of a short mini-biography, an overview of his cultural impact and his most famous works.
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John Steinbeck- Mini Biography

For Teachers 7th - 12th
John Steinbeck, called the voice of working-class Americans, is the subject of this mini-biography that includes interviews and images to provide an overview of his life and works.
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Dr. Seuss- Mini Biography

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Theodor Seuss Geisel was far more than the creator of the Lorax, Horton, the elephant, and the Cat in the Hat. This mini-biography explores the many occupations of this famous children's writer.
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Mark Twain- Mini Biography

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Introduce readers to Mark Twain with a mini biography that details Twain's life and works.
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F. Scott Fitzgerald- Mini Biography

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
If, as F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, "Genius is the ability to put into effect what is in your mind," then he certainly was a genius. Introduce your readers to this brilliant writer with a short mini-biography that presents an overview of...
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Eric Carle Author Study

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Learn all about Eric Carle, find out about his famous caterpillar, and try out related art, science, writing, math, and social studies activities. The resource comes with plenty of materials to support your instruction.
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The Night Before Thanksgiving

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Natasha Wing's story The Night Before Thanksgiving is a great way to incorporate rhyme and literature into the Thanksgiving season. Learners make text-to-self connections, recall main events, and choose post-reading activities from an...
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Our Computers, Ourselves: Imagining the Digital Lives of Authors and Characters

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The guiding question for this lesson is "Do computers and their contents shape who we are?" Open with a selection of Apple's commercials to introduce stereotypes and people's relationships with their computers. Then, read the attached...
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Mo Willems Author Study

For Teachers K - 2nd
Who is Mo Willems? Explore the author with your class. Learners read books written by Willems, compare and contrast the characters therein, and make predictions about what will happen. Finish off this author study by having small groups...
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Information Problem Solving

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students present information about an author of young adult literature using a HyperStudio stack.
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Springfield Wiki Project: Literature Circles - About the Author

For Teachers 6th
Learners complete an author study and create a wiki to share their work. First, they conduct research on a particular author, then write a summary, and finally, create a wiki to share their information.  
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Cathryn Falwell Books

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Learn more about making texture prints with a variety of objects. Young illustrators are introduced to Turtle Splash! and Scoot! in order to examine the collage illustrations. They create their own illustrations by making paint prints of...
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What We Know About Writers

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Looking for a fabulous activity on writing? First and second graders interview each other and their parents to gain an understanding of why people write. The peer interviews are done in school, and the parent interviews are done for...
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The Life of C.S. Lewis

For Students 3rd - 12th
C.S. Lewis is considered one of the greatest Christian writers of all time. A slide show presentation provides an overview of his life and work. It includes multiple perspectives to give your class a well-rounded view of an amazing author.