Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Who is Chris Van Allsburg and a Freebie

On the first day of our author study, I introduced Chris Van Allsburg. I created a Power Point Presentation
available for FREE at my Teachers Pay Teachers Store that I used to help introduce Chris Van Allsburg. After introducing the author, the students completed what we call a 3-2-1. In the 3-2-1, students wrote 3 interesting things about Chris Van Allsburg, 2 questions that they still had about Chris Van Allsburg, and for a twist drew a picture of one book that looks interesting that they can not wait to read. Then, we also pretended to be sculptors and use playdough to create sculptures.
I found this Chris Van Allsburg biography to be helpful.
Tonight, I found an awesome You Tube Video! However, I think I am going to show it as a culmination. (I am a little behind on my posts because we have actually been studying CVA for one week. Therefore, we have read several stories.)
I also found a link from Scholastic about Chris Van Allsburg. It has a place where you can view illustrations in a slideshow format.

Don't forget to visit my store at the links above for your FREE download.
Come back tomorrow for day 2.

1 comment:

  1. Christ Van Allsburg is GREAT! One of my favorite books of all time is The Mysteries of Harris Burdick. The story of how he came to illustrate is really something.

    Buzzing with Ms. B