Titles and Authors

English Language Arts, Grade 8

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Study Guide Titles and Authors English Language Arts, Grade 8

TITLES AND AUTHORS What are Titles and Authors? By the time a student is in eighth grade, he/she will have read thousands of books by countless authors. A student searching for a terrific book may want to try a book that has won a Newbery Medal. The Newbery Medal has been presented yearly since 1922 to the author of the most outstanding book written for children in the United States in the preceding year. The winning author must be either a citizen or a resident of the United States of America. Examples: The following are titles of well-known books for children and teenagers: Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson Charlotte's Web by E.B. White The Giver by Lois Lowry Hatchet by Gary Paulsen Holes by Louis Sachar Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman Try This! 1] Gary Paulsen wrote Hatchet. a] true b] false 2] The author of the Harry Potter books is ________. a] Jerry Spinelli b] Shel Silverstein c] J.K. Rowling d] Phyllis Reynolds Naylor © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.