The purpose of this pathfinder is to assist users in locating information for author studies taught within the Mongomery County Public School system. Author studies encourage a love of literature, introduce students to a variety of authors and genres, the purposes for which authors write, and ecourages students to explore the work published by a single author. Students develop an understanding how an author's life experiences influence what they write and are encouraged to try new writing techniques and styles in their own writing.
Encyclopaedia Britannica – 3 levels
World Book Online
Also Enciclopedia Estudiantil (Spanish version)
Enciclopedia Universal en Espanol
(Japanese, Korean, Chinese, French encyclopedia)
(author & book information)
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Please note: The teacher must exercise judgment in the selection of texts. Not every title by an individual author may be appropriate for the grade level under which he/she is listed.
* indicates that an author study has been written in the MCPS curriculum