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Eve Bunting Author Study Unit plan [1]

Eve Bunting Author Study Unit plan [1]

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This is an author study unit plan on Eve Bunting.
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The Luck of the Irish
 
(A study of Eve Bunting’s point of view)
 Created By: Krystle BullIntended Grade level: Fourth Grade
Introduction
This Author Study Unit Plan focuses on the author Eve Bunting. Eve Bunting hasw
ritten over a hundred children’s books and has won many awards for the outstandingchildren’s literature she produces. I have chosen Eve Bunting because she is an author 
that truly cares about her readers. She intentionally writes about as many topics aspossible so she can appeal to a wide array of children. I have fallen in love with many ofher books including
Smoky Night 
and
Going Home 
. The books that she writes are aboutsuch diverse topics, and they appeal to almost every child so it would be easy to use heras the author for a unit plan for any grade level. However, for this specific unit plan fourthgrade would be best. This Unit plan will take place during the literacy block over theperiod of one week.
Guiding Questions
How has Eve Buntings past influenced her writing?Do you think where she lives and how she feels influences her writing?Do her grandchildren help her think of ideas?What other information is important to share?
 
 
About the Author
Eve Bunting grew up in Ireland. She was Protestant and well educated. Protestantchildren were not supposed to talk to Catholic children when she was growing up. Eve
Bunting says she “was aware of discrimination but didn’t know if anything could be doneabout it.” Later Eve Bunting moved fr 
om Ireland to the United States with her husbandand three children because of religious and political troubles between the two
denominations. Eve Bunting in an interview said “We had it pretty hard in the beginning,”“ At least we spoke the same language.
 
But I do feel I’m entitled to write about migrantworkers and immigrants.” She settled in California with her husband and three children.
She became homesick and decided to enroll in a creative writing class at a nearbycollege. The first book she published in America was
The Two Giants 
, which is an oldIrish tale. Eve Bunting said she wrote this book because she thought everybody in theworld knew this tale and if they did not they should. After publishing that first book, shebegan writing many more books and has not stopped ever since. Eve Bunting now hasfour grandchildren and lives in Los Angeles.
 
 
Introductory Lesson Plan:Anticipatory Set:
The teacher will have 10 books (for her class of 20) displayed on a table at the front ofthe classroom. These books are listed in the Annotated Bibliography.
Materials:
The book
Smoky night 
by Eve Bunting
Lesson Procedure/ Teacher Facilitation
After the class has settled into the classroom, the teacher will raise her hand toget the students attention.Then the teacher will stand behind the desk of books displayed.The teacher will tell the class that they will be reading these books.The teacher select the book
Smoky Night 
 The teacher will gather students together and do a picture walk, then read aloudthe story.Afterwards, engage students in a group discussion by asking them some of thesequestions:
o
 
“What were your impressions of the author”
o
 
“What do you think the author is like”
o
 
“Why do you think that”
 
o
 
“What do you think the author is interested in”
 
o
 
“Why do you think that”
 
o
 
“Where do you think the author gets their ideas from”
 
o
 
“Why do you think that”
o
 
“Where do you think the author comes from”
 
o
 
“Why do you think that”
 The teacher will then tell the students that they are going to use this information ina later lesson.

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