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Author's Purpose Unit: Passages, Worksheets, and Graphic Organizers

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Since different reading passages are written for different reasons, it’s essential to help students identify the author’s purpose while reading. In this 3-day mini-unit students will learn about the three main categories of author’s purpose. Through fun and engaging activities like an Author’s Purpose Spinner, Mini-Passage Hunt, and Sorting Race, students will be actively involved in their learning. They’ll also discover how to figure out the author’s purpose through direct instruction and by reading six reading comprehension passages. In this mini-unit, students will also write to inform, persuade, and entertain. It’s filled with hands-on learning and ample opportunities to practice the critical reading skill of identifying author’s purpose.

This detailed Author’s Purpose Mini-Unit includes:
• 3 Detailed Daily Lesson Plans
• Author’s Purpose Spinner Clues
• Author’s Purpose Spinners and Arrows
• 8 Author’s Purpose Mini-Passages
• Author’s Purpose Sorting Chart
• Author’s Purpose Chart Clues
• Guided Notes
• 3 Short Practice Passages
• 3 Long Reading Passages
• Writing Activity

Author’s Purpose Mini-Unit Keys:
• All keys for student work and instruction

FYI: This unit is also included in BUNDLES. You can check them out here:

--- Reading Comprehension Skills - Mini-Unit Bundle! Drawing Conclusions, Author's Purpose, and Fact & Opinion

---Reading Comprehension Skills - MEGA BUNDLE! 9 Mini-Units! Making Inferences, Finding the Main Idea, Predicting, Context Clues, Sequencing, Cause and Effect, Drawing Conclusions, Fact & Opinion and Author’s Purpose

--- Reading Comprehension Skills - ULTIMATE BUNDLE - 12 Mini-Units! Making Inferences, Finding the Main Idea, Predicting, Context Clues, Sequencing, Cause and Effect, Drawing Conclusions, Fact & Opinion, Author's Purpose, Summarizing, Point of View, and Compare & Contrast

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