William Steig Author Study

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This William Steig bundle for five of his books including Brave Irene, Doctor DeSoto, Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, The Amazing Bone, and Amos & Boris includes before, during, and after reading materials for close reading of each book. Use them for mentor text lessons, for literature circles, or for guided reading. After your class has enjoyed the five titles, use the author study lapbook to learn about his life and contributions.

Skills included in this bundle are:

Amos & Boris:

Give One Get One Whole Group Schema Builder

Vocabulary Words Organizer

Character Traits-finding text evidence for Amos and Boris

Cause and Effect Story Retelling

Visualizing Story Events

Story Elements

Question Task Cards and Response form for group discussion or assessment

Unlikely Friends Class Book

Brave Irene:

Making predictions

Vocabulary Building

Analyzing story elements

Author's craft

Analyzing writing features

Question Task Cards and Response Sheet

Related writing prompt to plan, compose, revise and publish a descriptive story.

Doctor DeSoto:

Give One, Get One Schema builder about dental health

Story Vocabulary

Beginning, Middle, and End (inferences and predictions)

Questioning Task Cards and Response Page

Analyzing the Text Events

Visualizing the Events

Planning a Story Sequel

Rough Draft Printables and Writer's Checklist

Final Draft Printables for Publishing

Sylvest and the Magic Pebble:

Schema building about magical moments. (That's Me!)

Vocabulary organizer and cards

Story elements flapbook

Cause and Effect

Visualizing using text details

Question task cards and response page

Summarizing the main idea

Character Traits anchor chart and project

Class Book-My Magical Moment

The Amazing Bone

Schema Builder

Vocabulary Organizer and word cards

Story Elements Flap Book

Drawing Conclusions Practice

Studying Author's Craft Anchor Chart and Column Notes

Analyzing Character Change Project

Question Task Cards

Making Comparisons across Story Elements

Writing in Response to Reading (True Story of Little Red Riding Hood)

Author Study Lapbook:

1. Title (front)

2. 3 Favorite books (front)

3. Timeline of his life (inside left)

4. The Author and Me (how William Steig and I show creativity) (inside middle)

5. Featuring William Steig's books (4 titles) (inside middle)

6. Words that Describe His Work (inside right)

7. William Steig's Lifie (inside right)

8. What I Admire about William Steig (back)

9. William Steig's Honors (back)

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