Author Study

In this unit, students investigate the various genres in literature, story elements, literary devices, descriptive language, and an author. During the six-week period, students read and listen to books by a selected author and prepare journal entries. Using Inspiration, groups of students create a story map to present to the class. At the end of the unit, the groups create a webpage that tells about their author, story elements that he/she used in the book, how the author engages his/her readers, and examples of literary devices that they used.