Author's Purpose and Point of View Mini-Lesson - Passages & Quizzes Included!

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Help your students uncover the author’s purpose and point of view with this comprehensive RI.6.6 mini-lesson! This lesson makes understanding the author's purpose easier than ever, with an editable slideshow, a set of informational passages with quizzes, and a scaffolded brochure to use with any nonfiction text!

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Using these in-depth materials, your students will learn how to read closely and detect nuisances in the author’s craft so they can accurately determine the author’s purpose in any text.

In this resource, students will be asked to:

  • Identify textual evidence to support their answers
  • Determine the main idea of a text
  • Describe the author’s purpose in writing the text
  • Determine the author's point of view
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the text

What's Included?

  • Editable PowerPoint or Google Slides Lesson
  • 3 Author's Purpose Passages & Question Sets
  • Audio Files for Each Passage (Making Differentiation Easy!)
  • Scaffolded Brochure You Can Use With ANY Nonfiction Text
  • Author's Purpose Digital Notebook

Nonfiction Text Passage Topics:

  • The Problem with Sugar
  • A Natural Solution
  • The Sweet Journey of Sugar

All texts are at an 800-1010 Lexile Level. What's up with the sugar theme? These passages are intended to be used as a follow-up to my main idea series on bees and my text structures series on candy!

By breaking down a tricky skill into manageable chunks, you can witness deep learning in your students without the hard work. You can use this lesson whole group, with a small targeted group of students, in a remedial reading course, as a sub plan, or as a station rotation activity. 



⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3rd Grade with Miss K said, “Absolutely loved this resource! So easy to prep. Highly recommend!”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Bethany D said, “Loved this resource during remote learning!”


Supports Common Core Standards (CCSS):

RI.5.6, RI.6.6, RI.7.6

RI.5.4, RI.6.4, RI.7.4


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Main Idea & Key Details

Nonfiction Text Features

Nonfiction Text Structure

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Natayle Brown


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Total Pages
18 + Digital Notebook
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.
Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text.
Determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.


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