Technology Integrated Lesson:  Authors

Title of Activity:  Author Study

Author(s): Herndon, Burkett, & Geanangel

Content Area(s): Language Arts

Grade Level: Elementary

Lesson Description:  Students will use the Internet and an Inspiration graphic organizer to research and write a biography about a children's author.  This project could be done as a small group or individually.  Coordinating computer lab time is recommended.  A link is provided on the inspiration graphic organizer to find kid-safe websites for current authors.

Standards Addressed : South Carolina State Standards; LCSD1 Technology Standards

Materials: Author Study Inspiration Template

Equipment: Inspiration Software, Computers

Resources: Children's Author Website:

Use to create an individualized rubric for assessment
or use one of the following generic rubrics: Creative Writing Rubric, Teamwork Rubric