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Monday, April 11, 2011

How to Encourage Reading through Author Studies

If you've ever considered tackling an author study but wondered Is it worth the time? Is it worth the energy?or What can my students really get out of it? then I encourage you to check out a recent post at my How to Teach a Novel site titled Born to Write: What Students Can Learn through Author Study.

In addition to providing answers to all the questions above, I've also provided dozens of links to author study resources, as well as a review of Charis Cotter's Born to Write: The Remarkable Lives of Six Famous Authors.


14 comments:

Lorrie said...

I wish we would have had author studies when I was in school. I would have loved it. This sounds like a great book. Thanks!
Lorrie

Cozy in Texas said...

This sounds like a good book. Thanks for posting this.
Ann

Ashleigh said...

I just wanted to share that I love your blog. I've found lots of useful information.

Keith Schoch said...

Thanks for the encouraging words!

Becca A. said...

This book sounds wonderfully interesting! Thank you!

Lena said...

Great resource. Thanks for the giveaway too. I'm really liking your blog. I love it when a blog can teach me something new.

Kim Mahoney said...

I found your blog a week ago while googling a topic close to my heart: Bringing Nature into the Urban Classroom through Picture books. I am still in the writing stages of my article and a newbie to the blog world, but I love your blog because it is so informative. You are a wonderful inspiration and as a fellow educator, I love it when you find another teacher who is passionate about teaching and willing to share that passion. Thank you for recommending Born to Write, I am waiting for its arrival from Amazon. Can I ask you, how did you learn to set up your blog? I am new as I said and struggling just a little. I would love your input on mine if that meets with blog etiquette: www.backpacksbooksandbreakfast.blogspot.com

ladynellington said...

I've always loved reading about authors!

Curiously enough, I got an email newsletter today from Gresswell library supplies and they're introducing more 'sophisticated' authors posters to their range. Check them out - you can even rate them!

Check out their blog here.

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Keith Schoch said...

It is a great book, Becca! Helps you understand how/why author studies can be interesting.

Sofia's Ideas said...

Hi Keith! We never did a formal author study but we have a tendency to continue reading from that same author when we find a book that extra special something. I'm going to put this book on my wishlist! ;0

I'm your newest GFC "friend"! I'm new to We Teach and just joined the "We're Bloggers" group. When you find a moment, I would love for you to do the same. You can find me at http://sofiasideas.com/

Sofia's Ideas

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Curiously enough, I got an email newsletter today from Gresswell library supplies and they're introducing more 'sophisticated' authors posters to their range. Check them out - you can even rate them!

Coloring Pages said...

Such a wonderful, thought-provoking post. Thank you. We wanted to learn how authors used language to achieve their goals, Coloring Pages

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