Literacy Strategy #4
What is an Author's Chair?
Examples of Author's Chairs
2. Explain how the author's chair will be used.
3. Sit in the author's chair. Only one student can sit in the author's chair at once. Classmates can gather around in a circle on the carpet.
4. Share writing.
5. Invite listeners to comment. Students on the carpet are still supposed to still raise their hand if they wish to comment or make a suggestion to the reader.
6. Call on classmates. It is the job of the reader to decide who they wish to call on. Before beginning the sharing process, the teacher should clarify how many students the author gets to call on after reading- for example, each student will receive two positive comments from their classmates and one thing that was confusing to the reader.