Each author portrait comes alive by blinking, smiling, looking around your classroom, laughing, and more! This is always a great surprise for students and will definitely capture their attention immediately. Once I started using these, my students were more engaged in every presentation as they studied every slide to see if it was moving!
Note that this is likely not a complete resource to use on its own. This PowerPoint includes 10 videos and PowerPoint slides that can be used as an overview of American authors or for Back-to-School night to really impress parents as you review some of the authors their children will learn about.
However, I imagine most ELA teachers would take these slides and insert them into your own author studies as you cover an individual author far more in depth. Authors included in this download are:
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Edgar Allen Poe
F. Scott Fitzgerald
You can download this resource today by clicking here!
If there happens to be another author you would like please let me know! I am currently working on a British Author set next so stay tuned!