Mo Willems Author Study. Read a Mo Willems book to the class and then discuss certain ways he uses to convey his stories. Introduce kids to aspects of a book, such as, big words mean the character is saying it loud.
Do your students LOVE Mo Willems?! In this author study, students read Pigeon books, Elephant & Piggie books, and the Knuffle Bunny series! There are tons of activities, crafts and reader responses for these books!
Download the FREE Elephant and Piggie drawing pages here: http://nellieedge.com/members/resources/elephant-piggie-drawing.pdf so children can learn to write and illustrate their own Elephant and Piggie books! These books are well loved-mentor texts. Follow link and scroll down on Narrative Writing to see the tote, "How to Write About Elephant and Piggie!" and children's samples.