|David will run in the classroom.|
We have been doing an author study on the David books by David Shannon. What fun! My classes, just like I am sure your's, love the David books. I used the David Goes To School and No, David books with my kindergartners and my first graders.
The kinders drew the features on David's face and wrote his name. They did a pretty good job!
First graders wrote about what rule David might break if he were at our school. I wonder if these were secretly things they want to do without getting into trouble. :)
|David is coloring on his desk.|
|David is going to throw pencils.|
|David runs in the halls.|
|David will attack me.|
After we read both books, we talked about how the books were similar and how they were different. I brought in characters and setting into this since we have been learning about those elements.
One of the favorite activities of this author study, besides reading the books of course, was choosing our favorite story and making a graph of it. We made our graph out of miniature covers of the book. As you can see No, David! won out overwhelmingly!! I don't know if it was because I asked them to choose their favorite book on the same day I read that one to them or if it was the naked David running down the street!?! I do know that part got the most reaction and they just couldn't believe someone would actually do that. :)