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Mentors Cycle 3: Published Authors as Mentors
Day 7: Author studies
Challenge: Decide on an author whose writing you will study with your students. Be sure this author’s writing will appeal to and will be accessible for all of your students. Be sure the author you choose has enough books that will allow you to teach all of the qualities of good writing (i.e. conventions, elaboration, focus, meaning, structure, voice, and word choice) throughout the duration of the author’s study.
What are your three greatest goals for the author study you will embark on?
How do you hope this author’s writing will make your students better writers?