Nonfiction Text: Topic vs. Author's Purpose

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Non-fiction Text: Topic vs. Author's Purpose

Sometimes figuring out the difference between a topic and purpose of a text can be tricky.

With “Let’s Investigate: Non-Fiction Text: Topic vs. Author’s Purpose” you will teach your students to determine the difference between the topic of a non-fiction text and the author’s reasons for writing it. Students are asked to look beyond the typical Persuade, Inform, and Entertain and use clues from the reading to figure out the deeper reason a non-fiction author chooses to write a particular text.

This unit combines teacher modeling, guided instruction, group collaboration, partner work, and an independent activity to give your class a fun, engaging way to interact with non-fiction text.

In this nonfiction text mini-unit students will have the opportunity to practice with non-fiction articles (included) as well as other examples of high interest non-fiction texts.

When you purchase and download this product you will receive:
• Terms of Use
• Table of Contents
• Mini-Unit Overview
• Suggested Lesson Plans – (4 pages – total teaching time approx. 4 days)
• “Topic” vocabulary poster (Color and Black & White)
• “Author’s Purpose” vocabulary poster (Color and Black & White)
• Student foldable note organizer
• “Let’s Investigate: Non-fiction Text Topic and Author’s Purpose” student partner activity – two versions, one modified with sentence starters for differentiation.
• Answer key
• Article #1 “Grizzlies and Black Bears of North America”
• Article #2 “Hello There, Bear”
• Article #3 “Bear Attack!”
• “Determining Topic and Author’s Purpose” student independent activity (2 pages) – can be used as an assessment.
• Article Sources

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This mini-unit part of a larger Non-Fiction Text BUNDLE! The bundle includes 3 other non-fiction text products: Non-Fiction Text Features, Non-Fiction Text Structures, and Non-Fiction Text Text Types and Reader's Purpose.
Let's Investigate: Non-Fiction Text Unit Bundle
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Individual Resources in the bundle:
Non-Fiction Text Features
Non-fiction Text Structure
Non-Fiction Text Types and Reader's Purpose
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Teaching Duration
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Nonfiction Text: Topic vs. Author's Purpose
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Nonfiction Text: Topic vs. Author's Purpose
Nonfiction Text: Topic vs. Author's Purpose