I am going to start my top reading group with different author studies.
So far, I have come up with:
Dr Seuss (in March)
For each author study, I give my students "paperwork." One page are all of the book covers of that author's books that they check off after they have read the book. The other pages are where they write their responses.
We have a rating scale,
one item- okay
two items- good
three items- excellent
Eachh respose sheet has different items to shade in.
Here are two samples of paperwork:
Book List paperwork
So who are your favorite author studies for first grade children?