Author Study


Author Study


You will choose one author to focus on for this project. You will read three or more books by this particular author.  For each book, you will take an AR test and write a book review paragraph.  You will then research your author, and write a three paragraph biographical report on that person.  Finally you will present your author to the class in any way you choose (mock interview, video, speech, diorama, claymation, green screen, 3-d printing…)  Presentations will begin February 9th.  

Potential authors include, but are not limited to-

Rick Riordan                  Gary Paulsen

Ben Mikaelson               J.K. Rowling

Beverly Cleary                Roald Dahl

Judy Blume                    E.B. White

Jeff Kinney                     Beatrix Potter

Kate DiCamillo               Dav Pilkey

C.S. Lewis                      R.L. Stine

John Green                   Jerry Spinelli

Sharon Creech              Neil Gaiman

Lois Lowry                  Madeleine L’Engle

Avi                               Philip Pullman

Natalie Babbitt

If you have any other author ideas, please check with me.

About charles.hadley

Meet your teacher Hi! My name is Charles Hadley. I’m very excited to be your teacher this year. I know that we will have a great time exploring and learning here in room 10! Let me tell you about myself. I live in Central Point, but was born in Texas. I am married to a wonderful lady named Elizabeth and we have a five year old little girl named Kaitlyn and a 16 month old baby boy named Colton. One of my best friends is my big black dog named Major. He is so funny and I love to play with him. I started school going to Mae Richardson in Central Point. I then moved into Medford and went to Hedrick Middle School. There I played many sports and had a great time. From there I went to North Medford High School and played some football and ran track. You will soon understand that I love sports. You will probably see me and my wife at many local sporting events. My favorites are football, basketball, and golf. I have coached many basketball teams including Special Olympics for the past 15 years. I went to college at Southern Oregon University and graduated with a degree in Psychology. After that I went into the workforce did many jobs, including baking cookies at the Cookie Connection and driving tow trucks. After working for several years I discovered my love for teaching and went back to school and earned a masters degree in teaching. I have taught sixth, third, fourth, and fifth grades. I am happy to have you in our class and look forward to a challenging and fun year together. If you would like to know anything else about me just ask!
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