This is a great packet to have your student practicing author's purpose and distinguishing fact from fiction. There are 4 different activities in this packet.
1. Using toolbox cards, they read paragraphs and must decide which tools are used in each paragraph and then decide if it is fiction or nonfiction. Graphic Organizer to show comprehension.
2. They must then take these paragraphs and match them with an author's purpose page which includes writing activity for why that paragraph fits the chosen author's purpose.
3. Sections of short stories with open ended questions over genre, author's purpose and more. 5 stories for rotation between groups with a timer.
4. Highlight words out of a wordle.net picture that goes with the topic (example: Highlight all the words that goes with Fiction)
I hope you enjoy!
Keywords: reading, strategies, authors purpose, genre, fiction, nonfiction, writing