We have started our first author study in First Grade. We are studying the 'Awesome Aussie,' Mem Fox! We are not only learning lots of interesting facts about this author, but we are reading many books that she has written. The students get to enjoy these books through teacher read-alouds at the beginning of Reader's Workshop. We discuss the books, pose questions, learn new vocabulary, analyze the characters, think about the setting, and ask to students to discuss their 'wonderings.' Our friends seem to be enjoying many of Mem's books and are really learning some new things about Australian culture! We are very excited to dive deeper into this author study over the next couple of weeks!
To learn more about this author, click here --> Mem Fox