This lesson provides an in depth look at understanding author's purpose. It explains the three purposes of entertainment, persuasion, and information, but also goes further into the meanings behind an author's words.
This activity takes students interactively through a text to find examples of: Tone; Word Choice; Imagery; Synopsis; Theme. I suggest doing this as an activity with labeled posters and sticky notes so students can add their answers at their own pace
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Reading Strategies