Author's Purpose: Four Digital Lessons Using Google Slides

Deb Hanson
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  1. This bundle of resources contains all of my digital ELA lessons. It is compatible with Google Slides. The bundle features twelve ELA topics. Most topics includes 4 lessons. (The only exceptions are my figurative language set which includes seven lessons, and my free character traits set which includ
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This digital author's purpose resource features four complete lessons. It is compatible with Google Slides. The lessons feature both instructional slides AND practice slides where students complete a task related to the instructional slides. Use these lessons over the course of four days to provide targeted author's purpose instruction to your students. They can be used as a large group activity, in a small group setting, OR as an engaging self-paced reading lesson.

The slides in each lesson progress from basic to more complex. Answer keys are included. CHECK OUT THE PREVIEW to see some of the slides in these lessons.

Lesson #1: Introduction to Persuade and Inform (10 slides)

  • This lesson includes six instructional slides. This lesson begins by defining "author's purpose". It then has two slides that focus on persuade and two slides that focus on inform. These slides include definitions, guiding questions, a poster example, and a bulleted list of additional examples. The final instructional slide contrasts persuade and inform, and it highlights the fact that when the author's purpose is to persuade, the author often uses opinion signal words.
  • The lesson contains three practice slides. On the first practice slide, students read a statement and determine whether it was written to persuade the reader or to inform the reader. The final two practice slides feature four complete passages. Students read the passage and identify whether the author's purpose was to inform or persuade.
  • The cover slide features authors Judy Blume and Roald Dahl.

Lesson #2: Introduction to Entertain and Explain (10 slides)

  • This lesson includes four instructional slides. Two slides focus on persuade and two slides that focus on inform. These slides include definitions, guiding questions, a poster example, and a bulleted list of additional examples.
  • The lesson contains three practice slides. On the first practice slide, students read a statement and determine whether it was written to entertain the reader or to explain something to the reader. The final two practice slides feature five complete passages. Students read the passage and identify whether the author's purpose was to inform, entertain, explain, or persuade.
  • The cover slide features poets Gwendolyn Brooks and Langston Hughes.

Lesson #3: Providing the Specific Author's Purpose (9 slides)

  • This lesson begins with five instructional slide. After renaming the four types of author's purpose, students reread some of the passages from the previous lessons. This time, however, they are asked to give specific answers in the form of a complete sentence. (For example, instead of reading a passage and saying that the author's purpose was to persuade, students should give a specific answer such as "The author's purpose was to persuade the reader to take showers instead of baths".) This section concludes with four sentence starters that students can use when they write these sentences.
  • The final three slides are designed to be independent practice activities. Students read six passages and then type a specific author's purpose for each passage.
  • The cover slide features Beverly Clearly and Shel Silverstein.

Lesson #4: Putting It All Together/Test Prep (6 slides)

  • This lesson contains five practice passages. After reading each passage, there is a multiple-choice question that requires students to choose the specific author's purpose for writing the passage. These passages and questions reflect the type of author's purpose items students might find on a standardized test.
  • The cover slide features Octavia Butler and Mo Williams.

**IMPORTANT NOTE!**

This digital lesson resource is an expanded version of my printable author's purpose trifolds. Some of the practice activities in my printable trifolds are the same as the practice activities in these digital lessons. The main difference between the two versions is that this digital version offers complete lessons with additional instructional slides that are not included in the printable trifolds. I really want to stress the overlap to teachers who have previously purchased my author's purpose trifolds so that they are aware of this overlap before they purchase this expanded, alternate version.

**Check out my FREE CHARACTER TRAITS LESSON if you want to view the structure of these lessons a bit more closely.

Click on the following links to check out my other Digital ELA Lessons!

Figurative Language: Seven Digital Lessons

Main Idea: Four Digital Lessons

Context Clues: Four Digital Lessons

Inferences: Four Digital Lessons

Plot: Four Digital Lessons

Text Evidence: Four Digital Lessons

Themes: Four Digital Lessons

Summarizing Fiction: Four Digital Lessons

Summarizing Nonfiction: Four Digital Lessons

Cause and Effect: Four Digital Lessons

Digital Lesson ELA BUNDLE: ALL 11 Topics

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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.
Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.
Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point(s).

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