Sharon Creech Author Study
- Grades: 3–5, 6–8
Use this author study to explore the wonderful writing of Newbery Medal-winning author Sharon Creech.
Start your author study by reading a short biography of Sharon Creech and reading her books. Then use the activities and lessons below to teach literary elements such as character, plot and theme. For more information about Creech and her books, including more teaching guides, visit Sharon Creech's Web site.
One of the best ways to "meet an author" is through his or her books. As students read the books or listen to them on tape, encourage them to note the different genres that an author works in.
Suggested classroom discussion questions for Sharon Creech's Newbery Honor book,The Wanderer.
The author Sharon Creech was interviewed by Scholastic students.
In the book, Teaching With Favorite Newbery Books, author (and teacher) Lori Licciardo-Musso has developed a variety of creative curriculum ideas to be used concurrently with 25 Newbery Award-winning books.
Discussion Guide for Sharon Creech's "Absolutely Normal Chaos."
Extension Activity for Sharon Creech's "Absolutely Normal Chaos."
Twelve-year-old Rosie and her best friend, Bailey, are upset with each other. With the help of Rosie's Granny Torrelli, the two overcome their differences as they help Granny in the kitchen.
In this novel told though a series of poems, Annie begins to experience changes: the birth of her baby brother, her friend Max's decision to join the track team, and her grandfather's memory loss.
Jack hates poetry. Only girls write it and every time he tries to, his brain feels empty. But his teacher, Ms. Stretchberry, won't stop giving her class poetry assignments and Jack can't avoid them.
Jack hates poetry. Only girls write it and every time he tries to, his brain feels empty. But his teacher, Ms. Stretchberry, won't stop giving her class poetry assignments and Jack can't avoid them. But then something amazing happens.
Dallas and Florida have been dubbed the trouble twins. They have been shuffled between foster families and orphanages all their lives, longing only for a loving place to call home.
On a long car trip from Ohio to Idaho, 13-year-old Salamanca Tree Hiddle tells her grandparents about her friend Phoebe, who is coping with the disappearance of her mother.