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.
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Come back tomorrow for day 2.