Author’s Purpose Support and Reasoning, Fact and Opinion
The first time I saw this topic and the matching second grade standard (CCSS 2.RI.3.8, Describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a text) I was stumped. What are they talking about?? However, it is really quite simple.
What point is the author trying to make?
What reasons does the author give to support this point?
How do those reasons actually prove the point?
Throw a little fact and opinion in there and you are all set.
The first sheet attached is based on the first grade standard and the second sheet on the second grade standard, However, both can be use to differentiate and scaffold in either grade.
This also supports Florida Standard RI.3.8 (which is pretty much the common core standard, just reworded a bit).
Great for homework, centers, small groups, whole group, or assessment.