Saturday, February 2, 2013
Announcing our Author!
February brings snowy weather, icy sidewalks, and ... a new theme! This month is Author Study month at Summers-Knoll. Each teacher approaches this a bit differently, but we all enjoy this time dedicated to books, authors, and illustrators. In our class, we are going to be reading lots and lots of books by our author, William Steig.
Steig was a prolific author, and one of my favorite illustrators as well. In fact, he wrote and illustrated my favorite picture book of all time - Sylvester and the Magic Pebble. We will read as many of his picture books as I can find at the local libraries, including Brave Irene, Shrek, Dr. DeSoto, etc. We will also use this time to learn about story structure, character development, and themes. We will practice writing and illustrating in the style of the author.