Why do author's write in different ways? Why use titles or bullets? Is the author's purpose different when writing historical fiction than when writing a recipe? Why? Why? Why?
Here is a fun, hands-on activity where students sort topic cards according to the author's purpose - persuade, inform, entertain/express. Kids love it!
Card topics include...
* literary genres
* informational text features
* common graphics and images
* poetic formats
Great conversations bloom as your students analyze and discuss topics like photographs, headings, and genres in terms of persuade, inform, entertain, and express.
Use whole class to build an anchor chart.
Works great in small groups to drive home instruction.
Perfect for partners working at an independent center.
Includes P.I.E.E. miniposters with thinking questions to help your students explore why author's write!
Answer key included
Attention Texas Teachers: This activity knocks Figure 19 on its ear and can be used to tackle questions like "Why did the author use bullets in Paragraph 13?"