The Author's Purpose Lesson Plan Pack contains two full lesson plans to teach the three purposes: to inform, to explain, and to describe. These lessons are designed to work with any informational texts from online sources or textbooks.
Strategies used in the lessons include multiple learning modalites, partner work, sorting activities, highlighing, and discussion. Each lesson has descriptions of sub-objectives, teacher actions, student actions, checks for understanding, and modifications for diverse learners. The lessons are aligned to the Common Core Standards for Informational Text and can be used individually or as part of a unit.
Companion lesson plan packs to the Author's Purpose Pack are: Main Idea and Summarizing, Text Structure, and the Informational Text Unit Project. Please visit my store, the Literacy Lounge, for more details about those products!