Chris Grabenstein is the author of “Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library.” The aim of this lesson is to examine Grabenstein’s life and writing.
Class discussion: What does Grabenstein write in addition to children’s novels? When did he begin writing? What sort of thing did he write in eighth grade? Was his writing then similar or dissimilar to his writing today? What was some of the first paid writing that Grabenstein did? What did he write for twenty years? How long has he made a living as a writer? What helps Grabenstein as he works? Why did he write two books at the same time? How does the layout of his office help him write better? How did Grabenstein decide which books and authors to refer to in the novel? How did playing games as a boy influence Grabenstein and the writing of...
Aligned to the following Common Core Standards:
- ELA-Writing W.9-10.7, 11-12.7
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