Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Linky Party - Day Three
Today's assignment is to pick my favorite author. Like yesterday's task, this isn't easy either. It feels wrong not picking Eric Carle, but for today's post I believe Kevin Henkes gets the honor. I always started my first grade year with him as our author study and his series of mouse books are the best read alouds for the beginning of the year. His storytelling is kid friendly and the students love to add his books to their independent reading boxes. Henkes has also authored a few chapter books. I may do a mini-unit using him, along with Cynthia Rylant, as examples of authors who write picture books and chapter books.