Once students can determine the author's purpose of a text, it's time to take it up a notch! This exercise is a great way to get a piece of informational writing in.
Students will read ANY text of ANY genre. On a planning page, students will determine the author's purpose from options given, notate the main idea/theme of the text, and choose quotes fitting to the chosen purpose. Prompts are built-in on the planning page to get students to use appropriate transitions matching to the author's purpose. From these notes and prompts, students will formulate their paragraph. There is also a mentor text for them to refer to or for the teacher to use as part of a lesson.
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Designed for multiple uses, multi-use.
-sample paragraph for students to analyze and mark up
-key/teaching suggestion page
Flexible use options:
-use as part of a reading lesson
-use as a writing lesson
-use in whole group/small group instruction
-use to supplement any reading/writing program
Common Core is all about formulating short-answer responses such as this!