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Identifying the Author's Purpose
Identifying the Author's Purpose
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Identifying the Author's Purpose
This lesson gives students foundational skills needed to identify the author's purpose in a variety of texts. Use the lesson as a stand alone or as a pre-lesson to What Were They Thinking?
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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In Search of the Main Idea
In Search of the Main Idea
Lesson Plan
In Search of the Main Idea
Young learners will love finding the main ideas in short informational texts. Featuring a bunch of fun worksheets, this lesson will help students learn about different topics while improving their reading skills.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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What's the Point?
What's the Point?
Lesson Plan
What's the Point?
Give your students practice explaining how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text. With these sports-themed texts, students will make inferences about the author and use text evidence to prove it.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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What’s Similar? What’s Different?
What’s Similar? What’s Different?
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What’s Similar? What’s Different?
How are plants’ traits affected by environmental factors? In this integrated science and reading lesson, students will use multiple sources to identify and determine how traits are influenced by the environment.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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What Were They Thinking?
What Were They Thinking?
Lesson Plan
What Were They Thinking?
What do Malala Yousafzai, Al Gore, and Michelle Obama all have in common? They are all nonfiction authors with a purpose. In this interactive lesson, students will gain practice looking at details in text to identify the author’s purpose.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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