This collection of worksheets offers short reading passages about the lives and work of famous authors. Students will learn about authors from many different periods of time, and discover why their contributions to different genres are so important. Each short essay is accompanied by two answer sheets (multiple choice and short answer), as well as a one page "organizer," in which students can note brief facts about the author. Answer keys are provided for each sheet.
Project idea: Have your students write a report on a book written by one of the authors presented in these worksheets.