Looking for an interactive way to teach students how an author's word choice effects author's purpose? In this lesson, the target is to help students develop understanding of word choice and how it effects an author's purpose for writing. It is the first in a series of three lessons covering word choice, setting, characters and information and how they effect writer's purpose.
SOL 4.5b The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of fictional texts, narrative nonfiction texts, and poetry.
b) Describe how the choice of language, setting, characters, and information contributes to the author’s purpose.
Develop student ability to describe how the writer’s choice of language contributes to the author’s purpose.
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