Preschoolers’ Author-Illustrator Study of Donald Crews
1-Early childhood, Author studies < Literature, Children's literature, Instructional strategies; methods and materials, Literature, Multicultural literature, Writing
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.
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
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UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa
Meacham, Sohyun; Meacham, Shuaib; Kirkland-Holmes, Gloria; and Han, Myae, "Preschoolers’ Author-Illustrator Study of Donald Crews" (2017). Faculty Publications. 892.