Jim Aylesworth and You (The Author and You Series #3)

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This book features Jim Aylesworth, a popular picture book author. It discusses his life and work and the researching, writing, and illustrating of selected books. Discussion of children's reading development, including strategies and the author's philosophy about using books with children is included, while lesson plan ideas and activities for each title provide practical help and extend student learning. The book is a fascinating window into the life and work of this popular children's author and gives insight ...

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Overview

This book features Jim Aylesworth, a popular picture book author. It discusses his life and work and the researching, writing, and illustrating of selected books. Discussion of children's reading development, including strategies and the author's philosophy about using books with children is included, while lesson plan ideas and activities for each title provide practical help and extend student learning. The book is a fascinating window into the life and work of this popular children's author and gives insight into Old Black Fly, Tricky Fox, and each of his tales.

Playing on the phrase, The author and you—a commonly taught reading comprehension strategy—this new series assists the teacher and teacher librarian in understanding the underlying purposes of the author as they prepare learning activities for their students. The series (and this book) focuses primarily on books for the elementary age child (K–6) and features insights into the author's background, purposes, and goals in writing his books. By furnishing an overview of the author's works, the books in the series give teachers the big picture. Each book features personal information about the author, including insight into why he or she writes a particular type of book, plus ideas that will assist teachers in lesson plans and/or activities for each of the author's featured books. Lessons stress the particular interest of the author so the author and you (the teacher) can build a collaborative instructional relationship using the material provided. Each book is written by the featured author or in close collaboration with him or her.

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What People Are Saying


"The Author and YOU author series is just what librarians and teachers need. Not only does each book give fascinating personal and enlightening details about the featured author's life, the strategies for using the author's books are practical and easy to use. This series helps readers better understand the authors and the books they write, and provides creative suggestions to help young readers truly understand and appreciate the individual titles. A great resource that teachers and librarians will use again and again; the strategies can be the basis for many lessons across the curriculum. Keep these titles coming!

Peggy Sharp"

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591582564
  • Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Series: The Author and YOU , #3
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

JIM AYLESWORTH is a picture book author whose books have appeared on many award lists. He lives in Chicago, Illinois. He can be reached through his Web site ayles.com.

JENNIFER K. ROTOLE is a library media specialist in Iowa and a long-time student of children's literature and of Jim Aylesworth's work.

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Table of Contents

An author grows up 1
An author teaches the love of learning 7
An author writes 19
An author looks at publishing and editing 27
An author goes visiting 29
An author's letter to you! 35
Readers' frequently asked questions 37
An author and his books 39
An author's bookshelf 41
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