Faculty Publications

Title

Preschoolers’ Author-Illustrator Study of Donald Crews

Document Type

Article

Keywords

1-Early childhood, Author studies < Literature, Children's literature, Instructional strategies; methods and materials, Literature, Multicultural literature, Writing

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Reading Teacher

Volume

70

Issue

6

First Page

741

Last Page

746

Abstract

This teaching tip reports a case of an author-illustrator study of Donald Crews. It discusses the suitability of his books for an author-illustrator study in preschool classrooms and emphasizes the significance of his work for family literacy among racial and ethnic minority groups. A Head Start classroom of preschoolers investigated Crews's books during their unit about transportation. The children made connections across books and compared his books with those of a similar author-illustrator. The highlight of this case was the Big Book that the children wrote, culminating their investigation about Crews. The children had an opportunity to become author-illustrators just like him.

Original Publication Date

5-1-2017

DOI of published version

10.1002/trtr.1579

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

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