English 1 Honors

March 22, 2013

English 1 Honor students recently prepared and presented an author study project.   Students' chose an author they enjoy and/or wanted to know more about.  First, students used the Lexington High School Library online subscription databases such as EBSCO Host and Nebraska Access to research facts about the author.  They had the option to create a Power Point presentation or a write a five-paragraph essay; either way, students were required to cite their source.  In addition, students were to find criticism on the author's texts and explain their research.   Students also discussed their opinion, commented on the author's style, and presented a read aloud to the class.   Overall, the author study projects were very captivating. Below is a list of authors that students chose.  Perhaps you may add them to your summer reading list!

Author Study List: Carl Dueker, Suzanne Collins, Alex Flinn, J.K. Rowling, Rachel Ward, Nicholas Sparks, John Green, Lauren Kate, Mike Lupica, Sarah Dessen, Neil Schusterman, Becca Fizpatric, Sharon Creech, Caroline B. Cooney, Sara Shephard, Walter Dean Myers, Mary Higgins Clark, Jack London, Dave Pelzer, Gloria Skurzynski, Darren Shan