Reading Investigations: Meet the Author

  • Today’s reading investigation: Meet Tasha Tudor
  • Family Sharing: Tasha Tudor (1915-2008) was a prolific children’s book illustrator. She received her first Caldecott Honor Award in 1945 for the Mother Goose stories. She grew up in Massachusetts in a waterside home of New England. She lived a very simple life style and brought joy to children through her illustrations in over 100 books. By 1990, her gardens and heirloom crafts were admired throughout the world.
  • Materials: family learning journals/paper, pencils, colored pencils, and/or crayons
  • Remind them to open their journals to the next available page and date it. Don’t forget to have them label the top of the page with today’s learning topic/skill.
  • Guided enquiry: “Let’s learn more about Tasha Tudor…” Follow this link to discuss which book titles you might check out of the library. Take a virtual tour of Tasha’s home with this link.
  • Next: Invite everyone to draft a short biographical sketch about Tasha Tudor as an illustrator, as a ecological gardener, and a New England crafter. Allow everyone 10-15 minutes to put their thoughts on paper. *Encourage them to choose a book title for further reading investigations.
  • Skill Discussion: “Let’s share what you’ve penned! Encourage everyone to share… including your youngest.

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