Thursday, July 17, 2014
Ezra Jack Keats Author Study
I don't have a lot of time to do author studies, but I LOVE them. I love sharing books with kids, finding patterns within an author's style of writing, and getting children to LOVE authors. I think that it is a wonderful way to expose children to different books and to get them to enjoy reading!
I am joining a group of ladies today to share with you some wonderful book units by Ezra Jack Keats. You will hop along each of our blogs and pick up a materials to teach one of his books. By the end of the hop, you will have enough material to put together an entire author study for your kids!
I am sharing with you the book Regards to the Man in the Moon. This book was one of his last written, only being published 2 years before his death. While looking through his collection of books, this one stood out to me. It is about a little boy that turns some old "junk" into a space ship. He and his friends "travel into space," fueling their ship with imagination. When I read this book, all I could think of was my own son. I imagine him sitting in a cardboard box, flying through space (with Buzz Lightyear, of course). This book went straight to my heart because I see first hand that there are still children out there with vivid imaginations. There are still children out there that can turn old "junk" into a new adventure, just like Louie in Regards to the Man in the Moon.
sample here or by clicking on the picture below.
If you would like to pick up the full book unit, I have it on sale for this weekend only! You can pick up the full unit on sale for only $2.
Or you can have the opportunity to win the full unit by entering the giveaway below!
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Be sure to head back to the beginning if you haven't picked up all of the freebies! Just click on Whistle for Willie!