Fourth and Fifth Graders did an author study of Lisa Cline-Ransome. They had to respond to several of her books, presented by her, as read alouds. The book Game Changers was about Venus and Serena Williams and the challenges they faced. Her husband, James Ransome, was the illustrator. They also learned how he used the art form of collage to create the vivid pictures in the book. They watched his process as he created an animal character and then mimicked that to create their own animal character along with a poem.
The response was overwhelmingly positive and the kids loved working on this project!