Studying the Work of Authors

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Fourth-grade students from Bosti Elementary School recently worked on a fun and interactive research project with assistance from Annamarie Tongue, the school’s library media specialist.

In the library, Liz Whitson’s fourth-graders worked on an author study project alongside Mrs. Tongue to research one popular children’s author, including the likes of Mo Willems, Jan Brett, Cynthia Rylant, Steven Kellogg, Kevin Henkes and Tomie dePaola. As part of the project, the students visited the authors’ websites, read their books and made posters about their chosen individual over a period of several weeks of research in the library. 

As a culminating activity, each fourth-grader read a book by their chosen author to a second-grade student in Dana Keyes’ class. Afterward, the new “reading friends” shared interesting facts they discovered about their author.