Authors Write; Illustrators Draw!

Contributor: Jennifer Blanchard. Lesson ID: 13514

Have you heard the words "author" and "illustrator"? Do you know what they mean? Get a chance to practice (and watch some fun videos!) in this lesson!


English / Language Arts, Reading

learning style
Auditory, Visual
personality style
Grade Level
Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!

  • Could you draw a picture of what you want to be when you grow up?

Watch Kids Describe Their Dream Job to an Illustrator | Kids Describe | HiHo Kids:

  • Can you guess how this video will help you with this lesson?
  • Do you know what an author does?
  • What about an illustrator?

Knowing what these two people do will help you think about a book and talk about it with other people.

book cover

Image by Matt Lemmon [editted with text], via flickr, is licensed under the CC BY-SA 2.0 license.

  • Did you hear what the man in the video said?

He said, "I'm Koji the illustrator."

  • What does that mean?

question mark

Let's watch another video to find out.

Parts of a book from KinderTalks:

That video said a lot.

  • What do we need to know?
question mark

The author writes the book.

The illustrator draws the pictures.

Sometimes the author and illustrator are the same person!

Other times, they are two different people.

Let's go to the Got It? section to practice!

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