So with all my blog stalking I have found some wonderful resources. I see that several teacher feature an author a month. I really like this idea. Last year we had Marc Brown, the author of the Arthur books and PBS series, come to our school. He was wonderful and the students had a great connection to his books.
I want to help my students feel that connection to other authors. My plan at the moment will be to set up an area with shelves where I can display as many of the books by that author as possible. They will be available for the kids to read and look at. I will do several read alouds and we will discuss their work. I will probably tie it to the curriculum, I will have to see how it goes. I might be changing the order, which is no big deal. We will also be visiting their websites. All the authors I chose have really great websites that tell about their lives and their books.
This is the page I will display with all the books, probably in a page protector.
Author of the Month
These pages are just for teacher resource. It has the authors website and some examples of their work.
Monthly Author Studies