Author's Point of View Perspective Nonfiction Passages Zoos RI3.6 3rd

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I used this along with our study of The One and Only Ivan and it fit perfectly! The students really loved it and I thought it was very well done!
My students were able to complete this activity and have lots of fun. It was a great way to review point of view!
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Engaging activities for teaching author’s point of view are now at your fingertips! Pique your students’ interest and get them thinking critically about authors’ points of view using two high-interest nonfiction passages in this comprehensive all-in-one resource. Students will read two texts, or paired passages, with opposing viewpoints on the topic of zoos to identify each author’s point of view while formulating their own opinion to the question- Do zoos help animals of the wild?

Each passage includes facts and opinions that support the author’s point of view. The first passage supports zoos and claims they are beneficial in helping endangered animals. The second passage does not support zoos and claims they fail to help the survival of endangered species. Students will love weighing the pros and cons of this topic and debating their stance with their peers. Students will also analyze how the photos in the articles support the author's viewpoint. (RI3.7)

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Using this flipbook, students will…

✏️ be introduced to author's point of view (introduction)

✏️ determine facts from opinions (introduction activity)

✏️ read each passage (first read)

✏️ find opinion words used by the author to influence the reader (second read)

✏️ determine the author’s point of view (third read)

✏️ identify supporting details (third read)

✏️ decide whether they agree or disagree with the author

✏️ list pros and cons using information from both passages

✏️ analyze photos to explain how these visuals support the different authors’ points of view

✏️ synthesize information provided

✏️ take a stance on the topic after considering both viewpoints

✏️ support their stance with reasons

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Ann F. wrote- "One of the best resources for point of view, determining yours from the author's. Great resource yet engaging and interesting too!"

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Alexandra V. wrote- "This resource really helped my students understand the author's viewpoint. It also helped introduce my students to strong opinion writing and the way we use evidence to support our thinking. Thank you for making such an engaging and wonderful resource!"

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Beth A. wrote- "This was a great resource to practice text evidence as well as to do along with opinion writing. I did this along with a unit on the One and Only Ivan, and my students loved it. The text was a little challenging for some of my lower level readers but worked great with a text to speech app."

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Catherine T. wrote- "I am so thankful for this resource! :) Not only were the topics very engaging for my students, but it was very thorough in covering Author's Point of View/ Perspective! I love that it also incorporated text features by having students think about how the photographs included by the author reveal their perspective."

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Distinguish their own point of view from that of the author of a text.
Compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic; describe the differences in focus and the information provided.
Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent.
Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.


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