I am so excited to be a guest blogger on Tales of Frogs and Cupcakes! I am new to blogging and sharing my creations with others, so I am excited that Janaye has given me this opportunity! Janaye and I teach first grade across the hall from each other. We have a wonderful first grade team that does a lot of collaboration, shares the lesson planning load, and has a lot of fun doing what we all love - teaching!
As you have seen in her earlier post, Janaye created an awesome Eric Carle Math Pack to correlate with our Eric Carle Author Study. While she was creating the math pack, I was busy creating an Author Study of Eric Carle book and slide show to use during our author study reading lessons. The main focus of our author's study was to identify characters and plot of the author's books and then to compare and contrast the different books using these elements.
We began our author study by learning a little about the author with a PowerPoint presentation and a video about Eric Carle. We learned a little bit about him each day and took notes in our notebooks. We also filled our classrooms with Eric Carle books. (I currently have 68 books checked out from our public library, not to mention what I have from our school library!) As students read Carle books on their own, they recorded them in their notebook.
I am so excited to be able to share with your the PowerPoint
presentation and the Eric Carle Author Study Notebook! Click the links
below to download.