This is an author study of three of Angela Johnson's books: The Leaving Morning, When I Am Old with You, and Tell Me a Story, Mama.
This author study was created for fourth graders, but the lesson ideas and activities can be used with 2nd-5th graders. This is a comprehensive unit that includes author's craft and six traits, making connections, point of view, and common themes among books. There are two writing activities that accompany the books, as well as a book review form, venn diagram, and making connections activity. There is also an accompanying DOL for the week of your unit. The DOL focuses on nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs.