WHAT IT IS:
From The Writing Strategies Book (Serravalo, 2017), About the Author is a publishing strategy to supplement the publishing experience.
HOW IT WORKS:
When students complete a writing project, have them compose an About the Author page about themselves, mirroring the approach used in book jackets for published works. Include that page, then, when sharing and publishing student work.
Consider pairing this strategy with reader’s theater or student writing presentations when students read and present their writing to audiences.