Virtual Career Day: Author
⭐️On this Virtual Career Day, students explore what a career as an author is like. In this exciting and educational cross-curricular exploration, students will learn about what an author does, where they get their inspiration from, the writing process, meet some inspiring authors, and even write their own short story!
⭐️This virtual career day in Google Slides & Seesaw contains video links, images, reading passages, exercises, writing activities, and more.
⭐️This resource integrates a variety of reading, writing, and social studies skills. Students also complete reading and writing assignments along with watching videos and completing thought-provoking exercises. Incorporates key reading comprehension, writing, multimedia, interdisciplinary studies, and other skills.
*Please note: This resource includes links to YouTube videos, so ensure you and your students have access to YouTube before purchasing. Although great care has been taken to ensure all content is appropriate for the stated grade levels, each classroom is unique and it is recommended that teachers review all content prior to use. I recommend embedding the videos to avoid ads and other content that may be inappropriate. Instructions for embedding the videos are included and it should only take a few minutes. Also, keep in mind that any links to third-party content may be changed or removed by the content owner. All links are reviewed regularly; however, if you find a broken link, please let me know so I can update the resource accordingly.
✏️Google Slides & Seesaw Formats – These interactive formats are perfect for classroom and distance learning. Slides are interactive and can be used as a fun and engaging exercise within the classroom or remotely.
✏️Engaging Interactive Maps & Virtual Video Tours – Interactive maps & virtual video tours take students inside the action.
✏️Reading Comprehension – Integrates key reading skills like compare & contrast, multimedia, multiple sources, and more.
✏️Writing & Social Studies – This virtual career day helps students understand more about the world around them and uses writing prompts to explore their reactions and ideas.
- What Is an Author?
- Talking Points!
- What Is the Job of an Author?
- Meet Author Nnedi Okorafor
- Meet Author Ernesto Cisneros
- Author Inspiration
- Inspiration Tips From an Author
- Writing Styles and Genres
- Compare and Contrast
*Answer Key Included
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This resource is suitable for the following grade levels:
- 5th to 8th Grade: Independent for on-level students.
This virtual field trip takes approximately 1 hour to complete. The time it takes to complete can vary based on your students. It can be completed in one session or broken up into multiple sessions.
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