Kevin Henkes is a highly acclaimed and award-winning children’s author and illustrator. His books are beloved by children and adults alike for their relatable characters, simple yet poignant stories, and charming illustrations. Henkes’ most well-known works include “Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse,” “Chrysanthemum,” and the “Mouse” series, featuring characters like “Owen,” “Sheila Rae,” and “Wemberly Worried.” His books explore themes of self-acceptance, friendship, and family relationships, making them excellent choices for classroom reading and discussion. An author study on Kevin Henkes could provide a wealth of opportunities for engaging lessons and activities that promote literacy and social-emotional learning.
This is a perfect author study featuring Kevin Henkes and his wonderful character creations. It is designed to introduce the importance of “making meaning” while reading and understanding character change in stories.
This 120 page comprehensive, ready-to-use, author’s study includes ready-to-use ELA resources and focuses on Kevin Henkes’ Mouse Characters and the books with Sheila Rae, Jessica, Lilly, Owen, Wemberley, Chester, Penny and Wendell.
. character development and character traits
. vocabulary work
. story elements
. comparing text to text
. story sequencing
. writing activities
. bulletin board suggestions
Activities for each book can be used interchangeably if needed.