Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Author Studies Start Early at the Perkins

As you will see in our next post, the kids in Ms. Bishop's class did an indepth study of a book they read.  They looked at plot and characters and many other aspects of writing.  That is a third grade thing to do--but, not only a third grade thing to do.

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Ms. Smith's kindergarten class read three books!  They did what we call an author study.  They read several books by the same author (and, in this case, an author who draws his own pictures too).  They talked about the books, their different plots or stories.

Unlike the third graders, these kindergarteners then voted on which story they liked better.  They also had to support their choice with a reason.  Here are a few examples: