Books We Brought In That Feature Writers

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
Charlotte is the only girl on a ship and is accused of murder.
Michelle's prompt: Take the perspective of someone other than Charlotte and debate about whether Charlotte's story is true/honest.

What Do Authors Do? by Eileen Christelow
Talks about the author's process
Felicia's prompt: Interview a friend about the steps they take to create a story and then compare it to your process.

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl Katrina's Prompt: Create a journal about dialogue with family; create a picture based on what students did that week; end with a reflection essay about the assignment.

Out of Bounds, Hey Lil' D! by  Bob Lanier

Author: A True Story by Helen Lester
Author's life story from age 3
Pam's Prompt: Writing for me is hard because...
Good-bye Sammy (A writer isn't featured, but  could be used as a prompt for writing.)

Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin
Diary of a Spider by Doreen Cronin
Suzy's Prompt: Write an entry in your journal and tell what happened to you on a particular day.
Chester by Melanie Watt
Suzy's Prompt: Write from the mouse's perspective.

Cynthia Rylant: A Writer's Story by Alice Cary
Cynthia Rylant is not her real name!
Lajeanna's Prompt: When I was young in kindergarten.

Anastasia's Album: The Last Tsar's Youngest Daughter tells Her Own Story
Gives history about Russia
Shantae's Prompt: Ask students to bring in pictures to use to write about events from their lives.
Sam's Prompt: Students can interview family members to find out events that happened and do research to find out what was going on in history at the time.

Nim's Island by Wendy Orr
Character stranded on an island
Kelly's Prompt: Describe the perfect island and draw a picture; write a message in a bottle
Lajeanna's Prompt: What would you place in a suitcase if you had to leave your home suddenly?

Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale
Michelle's Prompt: Write the 1001 entry; make a different ending or add on to it.

Don't Forget to Write Protagonist writes letters to family while away on a farm.
Sam's Prompt: Students pretend they are the protagonist and they will write about what they'd like to do on the farm. Students can write a letter to convince their parents to allow them to stay on the farm longer.

Dear Mrs. Larue: Letters From Obedience School by Mark Teague
Dog writes letters to his owner.
Dawn's Prompt: Write a letter to a friend defending themselves after they got in trouble for something.

Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary
Snail Mail No More by Paula Danziger