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Theme Unit - 2 Powerful Ways to Help Kids Understand the Author's Message
This complete theme unit offers two different processes for finding the author’s message. Two PowerPoint presentations, four fables, and effective organizers will get the results you want. To scaffold from moral to theme, kids use connected details. As they become more familiar with literary element

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The Lonely Scarecrow Unit - Author's Message, Opinion Writing and Word Work
This is a reading and writing mini unit based on the book The Lonely Scarecrow by Tim Preston. Included: 4 differentiated follow ups for writing an opinion about the book (book review) 3 differentiated follow ups for recalling details (beginning, middle and end and author's message) 2 word work b
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Author's Point of View: What is the author's message?
Author's Point of View; Grades 3 and 4 Students will be asked to identify the author's point of view. Some printables will ask students to cite evidence to prove their answer. Clip art: EduClips
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Reading: Theme: Finding the Author's Message
Teach students the author's message or theme of a text. Printables that explain what theme is and what it is NOT. Practice printables with multiple choice and short answer responses.

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EQAO Test Prep Main Idea and Finding the Author's Message
This package will help with EQAO test prep. The formula for writing a good response is… 1. Restate words from the question. I use the recycle symbol, something that students can relate to. 2. Answer the question. For this I use the ringing telephone image reminding students too ’ANSWER’ the questio
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Character Trait, Theme, Author's Message and Summary Graphic Organizers
Use these graphic organizers to teach the Core Standards on characters, inferring, theme, and summarizing. The set includes a character trait list that has examples and lines so that students can add to it throughout the year and a graphic organizer for inferring about character traits by using e
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Theme Practice - Helping Kids Understand the Author's Message
Get the results you want with this theme practice pack. You can scaffold kids’ understanding from connected details to story elements. Four fables and two powerful organizers provide practice in finding theme. After your students have practiced with simple fables, you can use the generic organizers,

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Theme / Author's Message Task Cards - Differentiated!
Teaching theme is one of my most favorite skills because students are not only learning how to deconstruct and understand text, but they are also learning valuable life lessons. Theme is a tricky concept to teach, however. Some teachers teach theme as the moral or lesson. Some teachers teach usin
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Penguin and Pinecone -- Author's Message Resources
Penguin and Pinecone is an AMAZING children's book that can be used as a mentor text for different comprehension and writing skills. I use it to teach theme and author's message, especially with my 2nd and 3rd graders. The themes of friendship and love are carried throughout the book and are evide
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Author's Point of View: What is the author's message?
Author's Point of View Students are asked to compare/contrast authors' points of view. Students will need to cite evidence from both texts to answer each open ended response. There are 3 reading printables( each has two passages) and 3 open ended responses. Aligns with the Common Core. This is als

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NO PREP! Inferencing Author's Message Unit, Diversity, Smartboard & PDF
UPDATED: *Clarity has been fixed on this unit!* I also added name/date headers to handouts and links to each handout on SB lesson page for easy access* ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ABOUT THE UNIT: Teach and challenge your students to use
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Grade 3 Integrated Reading Unit- Inferencing the Author's Message
I am so excited you decided to check out my products! Please let me know in the comment area what you think by rating my product! This product is an integrated reading plan for Grade 3 and focuses on identifying the author's message. It includes ideas for read alouds, shared reading, guided readi
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Author's Message
In first and second grade, we focus on why the author has written the story and what the author's message is to the reader. This is a quick formative assessment you can give to see if your students are understanding the concepts and if you need to provide more instruction or if you can move on to mo
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NO PREP! Inferencing Author's Message Unit, Diversity, PDF Unit
Teach and challenge your students to use inferencing skills! This is a reading for meaning unit where students learn the basics of inferencing and are challenged to infer the author’s message of a variety of high interest texts. The common thread of all the texts in the unit is DIVERSITY. This is
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Author's Message - Teaching Theme
These worksheets will help students to decipher the difference between a theme and a summary. They will also understand that a theme is a message that you can find and apply to your own life. Here is what is included:★Five different worksheets that can be used with almost any text and are great fo
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Author's message and connections WS
what is the author teaching us when reading a story? What is a connection I have to the author's message? Students can fill this in and draw a picture of their connection to show a deeper understanding of the story.
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Author's Message student response
This worksheet can be used after a student independently reads or listens to a story (read by teacher, at listening center, or ebook). The worksheet can be used as a way to practice identifying Author's Message, as a way to compare ideas about the message with members of a book group, or to assess
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Author's Message Introduction Worksheet
Here is a worksheet you can use to introduce the concept of author's message. It includes an example of a thorough answer and explains the step-by-step process for understanding what an author may be trying to teach you in their stories.
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Determining Author's Message: Three Formal Lesson Plans Using Fables
These lesson plans include all of the components and are written in the workshop model. The primary standard that is focused on is determining the author's message. Speaking and listening standards are also strongly reinforced. The two lesson plans include the fables The Ant and the Dove and The L
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Tomie dePaola Author Message Organizer
This organizer has students identify the moral or message of a Tomie dePaola story and use evidence to support their thinking. It goes along with Tomie dePaola's 'heart' theme!
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The Secret to Teaching Author's Purpose and Author's Message
Follow the lesson to give your students a better understanding of author's purpose and author's message, and the diference betwen the two.Students wil have no trouble remembering with this method.A literacy center with 20 task cards reinforce the lesson after it's completion.Two classroom posters ar
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Author's Message and Author's Purpose Graphic Organizer
Use these graphic organizers on the Smartboard or projector to keep a class list of Themes/Author's Messages/Author's Purposes of the books read as a class. Or have students use these to chart the Themes/Messages/Purposes during their independent reading. These graphic organizers make text-to-tex
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Author's Message Worksheet
Students can use this worksheet after a read aloud in order to practice identifying the author's message.
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Tricky Words Bookmark - Author's Message
This file contains full color bookmarks. It is student friendly and provides children with a tangible reminder of how keeping focused on the author's message is essential. There are 3 bookmarks per page which can be copied to meet the needs of your class size.
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