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Author Study: Tomie dePaola

These sites are about author Tomie dePaola and his many books, including the “26 Fairmont Avenue” series. Includes lesson plans, biographies, interviews, and activity ideas. There are links to eThemes on author studies, book activities and story elements.


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The author's official site includes a biography, a list of his books, printable coloring sheets, and more.
Here is a simple biography of the author. Find out how many books he has sold and what some of his titles are.
Find out about the author's childhood. Click on the links for reviews of three of his books.
This hangman game uses vocabulary words from the book "The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush."
This is a lesson plan for teaching students about autobiographies. At the end of the lesson they will write their own autobiography.
Watch video interviews on various topics with Tomie dePaola.
This PowerPoint is a biography of Tomie dePaola.
These websites are about a variety of authors. Learn about Mary Pope Osborne, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Barbara Park, R.L. Stine, and other famous authors. There is also an example of a student-created author study and a lesson plan for author studies. There are also many other author studies listed in the eTheme resources.
These hands-on activities can be used to supplement almost any book. Includes class activities to increase reading comprehension and vocabulary. Includes a link to eThemes Resource on story elements.
These sites have hands-on activities and graphic organizers to help students understand the different story elements, including plot, setting, and characterization. Also learn about sequencing and cause and effect. There are links to eThemes Resources on character traits, book activities, and graphic organizers.

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