Determining the author’s purpose can be challenging to young students. Very often they are misled when a persuasion piece sounds informational or when informational text is entertaining. This can lead to great difficulty reading critically. Hopefully, this series of activities that increase in difficulty can help guide your students through the process of finding the author’s purpose for texts. Please check out the description below and the free preview file before deciding if this product is appropriate for your students.
This unit includes:
-4 Anchor Cards that can also be viewed as a presentation about author’s purpose
-An Author’s Purpose Activity/Center: includes 24 Cards (8 sets with one card each for persuade, inform, and entertain), recording sheet, and answer key
-I Can Write with a Purpose Activity
-Identifying and Explaining the Author’s Purpose Activity
-3 Error Analysis Activities — These are great for finding your students’ misconceptions about the author’s purpose
-Author’s Role/Reader’s Role Activity with cut and paste clues and answer key
I can currently working on a new series on difficult reading concepts for children. So far, I have this one and one for fact and opinion. More are coming soon! Contact me if you have suggestions for what you’d like to see in the series.
Fact or Opinion?
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Jenn @ 2nd grade Snickerdoodles