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Author Study: Jane Yolen for Elementary Students

These websites are about author Jane Yolen and her books. There are interviews, booklists, teaching ideas, and activities. Explore her webpage to learn about all of her books. One website is a writing workshop on how to write myths.


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This is the author's official website. Find out all about her books and read her biography. Also includes teacher resources and a video interview.
Read this biography of the author. Click on "Interview Transcript" to read an interview with the author and find out when she started writing. Click on "List of Works" to see a list of her books. Some of the books include discussion guides and teaching ideas. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This biography also includes reviews of many of Yolen's books.
Using a rainforest theme, small groups of students read "Welcome to the Green House" by Jane Yolen. Writing and drawing activities are provided. Extension lessons and additional links to rainforest sites are given.
Students will enjoy reading the illustrated book reviews by children. Use this template with your students to create their own book reviews.
This site provides links to the author's official website, video interview, and lesson plans for several of her books. Note: This site contains advertising.
Read this interview with the author. Find out about her children's books and how she chooses her subjects. This website is geared towards parents. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Here is an online writing workshop with Jane Yolen. She writes about myth writing and then you can write a myth yourself.
Here are resources for the book "Young Heroes" by Jane Yolen and Robert J. Harris. Includes a word search. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This site includes classroom activities based on Jane Yolen's books that can be incorporated any day throughout the year or especially on February 11, her birthday.

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