by Pam Albrecht,
and Carol Flores, 2nd Grade Teacher,
Frances M. Rhodes Elementary, Northside ISD
San Antonio, Tx
Do you have
a favorite aurhor that you just love? Many second grade students
just love Robert Munsch books or Eric Carle books to name a few.
But do you know anything about the authors themselves? As a part of
our book report project, you will be researching several popular series'
authors, finding out facts about their life, books they wrote and other
interesting information. You'll use what you find in a timeline and as a
part of a project related to the book you read.
authors project will consist of two tasks. Task One will have you researching
4 famous authors that appeal to second graders, finding out basic life information
and making your own timeline showing their dates of birth. You will use an
organizer to gather your information.
From that information, you will choose 1 author and a book he/she has written
to read. After finishing the book you will present a summary of the book with
additional author information as one of the following:
- A Publisher newsletter (Verbal Linguistic)
- A Publisher Bookjacket (Visual-Spatial)(Intrapersonal)(ST)
- A Partner project that includes a powerpoint
backdrop for an interview with the author (including a book summary.)
(Interpersonal) (Bodily Kinesthetic)(IT)(SF)
- "You Design It" You propose a project
of your own design that includes both book summary and author information.(Intrapersonal)
(NT) (Subject to teacher approval.
1: Click on each of the authors below to find out when and where they were
born, and Use your organizer
to gather your information. Now, using Timeliner, put that information on
a simple timeline.
2: Choose a book from one of the authors. After reading the book, decide how
you will showcase your book and author. (See the ideas above.) Open the appropriate
program (Publisher or Powerpoint.) If you are doing the activities in Publisher,go
to the template folder to find the folder called "Famous Authors"
to get your template. Fill in your template and add your graphics or make
your own. If you are doing the Powerpoint backdrop and interview, you may
plan your interview on your own. If you'd like you may use a powerpoint planner
to design your backdrop.
on the author of your choice to find out more:
what you learned, design your final project (see above,) making sure you include
all the information you have gathered.
a rubric to check your project
for completion. Your teacher will use this to grade your project.
Credits- Use these to credit your sources
For Rhodes students- copy and paste from credits page in tip template folder.
Mary Pope Osborne