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Author Study: Avi

These sites are about the author Avi and his novels. They include author biographical information, author interviews and videos, and instructional materials for teaching Avi novels – “Crispin”, “Fighting Ground”, “Iron Thunder”, “Poppy”, and “True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle.” Includes links to eThemes Resources: Literature: “Poppy” by Avi and “True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle” by Avi.

Grades

  • 4,
  • 5

Links

The author Avi's website includes information about the author, his books, his speaking schedule, tips about writing, resources for teachers.
This site provides biographical information about children's author Avi. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This author study on Avi, features his story "The Secret School"; includes a spotlight on the author, a list of books by the author, a link between the author and literature, a discussion of plots and problems, writing advice from the author, a genre study, and activities that allow students to demonstrate what they have learned. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This video presents an interview with the author Avi (Total Running Time: 2:50). NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes links to a discussion board (forum, message board, etc.).
This video provides a brief author study of Avi (Total Running Time: 4:43). NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes links to a discussion board (forum, message board, etc.).
This site provides a transcript of an interview with children's author Avi. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This site provides a discussion guide for "Crispin: The Cross of Lead" by Avi. NOTE: This site includes ads
This site provides an extension activity for "Crispin: The Cross of Lead" by Avi. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This 19-page PDF provides a teacher's guide for "Crispin: The Cross of Lead" by Avi; includes: background information, plot summary, cast of characters, John Ball, key places and terms, glossary, discussion questions, instructional activities, resources, and author biographical information.
This site provides resources for "The Fighting Ground" by Avi; includes: a synopsis, further reading and links, big theme questions, outline of lesson plan, and a book review.
This mini unit on "The Fighting Ground" by Avi includes: a book talk video, a list of instructional activities, and additional reading suggestions.
This site provides a reading guide for "The Fighting Ground" by Avi, including discussion questions and vocabulary resources.
This site provides a summary of the novel "Iron Thunder" by Avi.
This site provides a discussion guide for the novel "Iron Thunder" by Avi. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This site provides an extension activity for the novel "Iron Thunder" by Avi. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This site provides interactive quiz questions for the novel "Iron Thunder" by Avi.
These sites are about the book "Poppy" by Avi. There are lesson plan ideas, discussion questions, vocabulary words, and information about mice and owls. Included are several related eThemes with more information about author Avi, mice, owls, and porcupines.
These sites are about the book "True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle" and author Avi. Includes many discussion questions, hands-on activity ideas, worksheets, and some online quizzes and games. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on historical fiction, and one for Avi's novel "Poppy."
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