Author Study EDITABLE

Author Study EDITABLE


This author study offers editable pages to custom to your own needs. There are many choices for differentiation or range of grade levels! Students or student groups research an author to find information about that person’s life and career. There are graphic organizers to record the information and templates to write a report.

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What is included?

★ STUDENT DIRECTIONS great for centers or homework project. (There is a large version or a smaller version with 2 per page to save on paper.)

★ COVER SHEETS with 48 different AUTHORS (See the list of authors below)

★ FAMILY GRAPHIC ORGANIZER (2 line spacing options or without lines)

★ CAREER GRAPHIC ORGANIZER (2 line spacing options or without lines)

★ BOOK REVIEW GRAPHIC ORGANIZER (2 line spacing options or without lines)

★ TIMELINE (5 OR 10 dates for differentiation)


★ WRITING TEMPLATES (with 2 lines spacing options)




  1. Choose one of the 48 authors to research as a class or assign a different author to each student.
  2. Print out the pages needed for each student or print off one set per group. If you have a poster maker, you can make the pages large for the group.
  3. Pages can be stapled as a book or posted on a large poster.


  1. Research the author and fill in the graphic organizers.
  2. Read 3 books on the author.
  3. Write book reviews and summaries on those 3 books.

EDITABLE: The PDF version offers a “funky” font. The PowerPoint version has all text editable and comes with Century Gothic font since all computers have this font.



Beatrix Potter

David Shannon

Doreen Cronin

Dr. Seuss

Eric Carle

Ezra Jack Keats

Jan Brett

Kevin Henkes

Margaret Wise Brown

Mo Willems

Roald Dahl

Ruth Krauss

Anne Fine

Barbara Park

C.S. Lewis

E.B. White

J.K. Rowling

Julia Donaldson

Laura Numeroff

Leo Lionni

Lewis Carroll

Peter H. Reynolds

Shel Silverstein

Tomie Depaola

Arnold Lobel

Beverly Cleary

H.A. Rey

Hans Christian Anderson

Jan Berenstain

Judy Blume

Marc Brown

Margret Rey

Norman Bridwell

Robert Munsch

Stan Berenstain

Steven Kellogg

Bill Martin Jr.

Chris Van Allsburg

Cynthia Rylant

Dav Pilkey

David Kirk

David Wiesner

Don Freeman

James Dean

Jane Yolen

Jeff Kinney

Kate DiCamillo

Megan McDonald

Mercer Mayer


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