Kudos to the 6th grade on completion of their Author/Illustrator studies, a major research project in which we used the database TeachingBooks.net among other resources to really dive in and research the people behind the books we enjoy. Each student's hard work culminated in a report for the class either done on a display board or a PowerPoint, in which they could inspire their classmates to read their subject's books. Extensive schedules, instructions and samples for the reports were given in class, along with lots of time to work. The results: inspiring, and definitely READERLICIOUS! (Don't look in the dictionary, the word isn't there, but it definitely ought to be.)
Way to research, follow directions and share, kids! You're ready for the big leagues.