lower level books and class accommodations for assignments. There are approximately36 eighth grade students identified with special needs.
For this project, I have chosen to focus on Georgia authors. I would primarilylike to focus on books written by Georgia authors. This subject is taught in the 8
grade.The following standard is addressed within this unit:
ELA8R4—The student acquires knowledge of Georgia authors and significant textcreated by them. The student
:a.Identifies a variety of Georgia authors both male and female. b.Identifies authors’ connections to Georgia through a variety of materials includingelectronic media.c.Identifies award winning Georgia authors.d.Examines texts from different genres (e.g. picture books, poetry, short stories, novels,essays, informational writing, and dramatic literature) created by Georgia authors.e.Relates literary works created by Georgia authors to historical settings and or events.f.Explains how Georgia is reflected in a literary work through setting, characterization,historical context, or current events.g.Evaluates recurring or similar themes across a variety of selections written by Georgiaauthors, distinguishing theme from topic.
Identify a variety of Georgiaauthors using the followingcriteria: authors who were bornin Georgia or have lived inGeorgia for at least 5 years.Organize the information bywriting the name, type of genrewritten by the author, andauthor’s birth place.
Identify authors’ connections toGeorgia using a computer withaccess to a WebQuest and searchengines.
Identify award winning Georgia1. Computer labfor research2.
The Birthday Book: Birthdates, Birthplaces, and Biographical Sources for American Authors and Illustrators of Children's Books
by Mary H.