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Saturday, August 11, 2012


RL.K.6. With prompting and support, name the author and illustrator of a story and define the role of each in telling a story.

Hi Ho Libario – Teach children this song to the tune of “The Farmer in the Dell.”
            The author writes the book.
            The author writes the book.
            Hi ho librario
            The author writes the book.
            The author picks the title…
            The title of the book
            Tells what it’s about…
            The illustrator draws the pictures…
            The publisher makes the book…
            The copyright tells the date
            If you want to know a book’s age…
            The table of contents
            Tells you what’s inside
            Look at the table of contents
            To help you decide.
            The parts of a book,..

Class Books  - Make class books and include a page for the children to sign their names as authors, illustrators, or authors and illustrators.  Include a copyright date and the school as the publisher.  Don’t forget a title page and “The End.”  You might also want to add a page for “comments” and let children take the book home to share with their families.  You could even add a dedication or an ISBN number!
Blank Books - When children make individual books encourage them to include the author, illustrator, date, publisher, etc.

Author/Illustrator Party – Invite children to write and illustrate original stories.  You could integrate computer skills and editing in the process.  Plan a party where each child can share her book and read a page to the audience.  You could invite families or another class to your party.  Let children make invitations, plan refreshments, etc.

Author Study – Keep a basket in your classroom library for a variety of books by a specific author.  Compare the different books that she writes.  How are they alike?  How are they different?  Do an internet search to find out more about children’s favorite authors. 

Skype an Author -  Go to to discover how to connect with an author.