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Author's Purpose Lesson Plans with Activities

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3rd - 4th
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  1. A weeks worth of engaging lesson plans to teach all the reading skills. These lesson plans are designed to be low prep for the teacher, but keep your kids engaged and challenged the entire time! There is a whole group and a small group lesson for each day of each pack, so that you can differentiate
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A week's worth of engaging lesson plans to teach students how to determine what the author's purpose is for writing the text. This is taught with the PIE'ED format. These lesson plans are designed to be low prep for the teacher, but keep your kids engaged and challenged the entire week!

There is a whole group and a small group lesson for each day so that you can differentiate and reach each learner.

All the materials are provided, besides books. All the lessons are engaging, low prep, and rigorous for your upper elementary students.

Why these lessons?

Engagement- I saw that my students needed more engagement and relation to their real-life in order to fully understand the skills, so I created these lessons to keep kids excited and involved the whole time.

Tiered Approach- We start with a real-life lesson, then practice as a whole group, work in a small group, work in partners, and finally work alone. We start with support on the skill and slowly take it away to really push the kiddos.

Rigor- The lessons keep kids thinking the entire time and push them to reach their potential.

Low-Prep- These lessons just need to be printed, copied, and they are ready to go! Most activities require little work beforehand for the teacher which makes a teachers busy life easier!

The lessons include:

Monday- You will do a little acting with your students to show them the author's purposes. Then, they will use an anchor chart to create their own acting scenes and analyze each other.

Tuesday- Use pictures to determine author's purpose. Then, read “Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors?” by Tanya Lee Stone. The students will do discussion questions and then create an essay about doctors on their own in a new purpose. They will then analyze each other's writings.

Wednesday- There are author's purpose task cards to complete. It is suggested that you get the game "Pie in the Face" to make this activity more engaging, but not required. Then, they will watch a video on commercials.

Thursday- Using magazines or scholastic magazines students will be finding the author's purpose and sorting it. Then, they will read a book from an EPIC collection or a stack of books with a partner to determine the purpose and rewrite the story with a new purpose.

Friday- You will play a game called "four corners" to practice. Then, you will go through five close reads together to determine the author's purpose and write a purpose sentence. Finally, give the assessment.

There is one small group lesson per day. You can do this with every group or just do the lessons you think the groups need. You differentiate them by what books you choose.

Monday: Read a close read and highlight how to find the author's purpose.

Tuesday: Students will complete different types of author's purpose activities that focus on reading and writing.

Wednesday: Students will do day 2 of the different activities.

Thursday: Students will complete the final day of author's purpose activities.

Friday: Students will do an interactive poster with a leveled reader of your choice.

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Total Pages
43 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

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