Students will understand the concept of an author.
Students will understand the concept of an illustrator.
Hold up your short storybook, and read aloud the title and author's name.
Ask the students if they know what "by" means. Explain that it stands for "written by."
Let students know that every book is written by an author.
Point to the illustrations, or pictures, in the book. Explain to the students that the illustrator of a storybook or text creates the pictures in the book.
Ask students to turn and talk to a partner, explaining how pictures, or illustrations, help us understand what we read.
Hold up the storybook and nonfiction text. Explain to the students that both fiction (pretend) and nonfiction (books about real things like pandas, cats, and rainforests) have authors.
Explain to the students that fiction books usually have illustrations, or pictures, and sometimes nonfiction texts do, too. Flip through a few pages of the nonfiction text so students can review the illustrations/photographs.
Elaborate that many nonfiction books also have photographs because book is about real things!