Author's Purpose in Fiction

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Gallery Walk
Gallery Walk
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Gallery Walk
Get students out of their seats with this lesson that teaches them about PIE in regards to author's purpose. Students will learn the importance of an author's purpose with this lesson that takes them on a gallery walk.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Understanding Personification
Understanding Personification
Worksheet
Understanding Personification
Use this worksheet to help students identify personified nouns and their respective verbs.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Examining Author's Purpose in a Fictional Text
Examining Author's Purpose in a Fictional Text
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Examining Author's Purpose in a Fictional Text
Students will read a short fictional story and discuss why the author included certain details and words. Use this lesson to help your students navigate parts of fictional text to determine the author's purpose!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Dashing Descriptions
Dashing Descriptions
Lesson Plan
Dashing Descriptions
Captivating writing features sensory and descriptive details. In this lesson, students learn to include details when writing personal narrative and come up with the descriptions that best exemplify their story.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Author’s Purpose: The Ant and the Grasshopper
Author’s Purpose: The Ant and the Grasshopper
Worksheet
Author’s Purpose: The Ant and the Grasshopper
Your students will love reading this classic fable as they seek to determine the author’s purpose and differentiate fiction from nonfiction.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Oxymoron
Oxymoron
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Oxymoron
Is it fairly accurate there is a 100% chance that trying to teach your students about oxymora is controlled chaos? Your students will find their lack of knowledge growing smaller after this teacher-approved figurative language lesson.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Using Picture Walks to Examine Purpose
Using Picture Walks to Examine Purpose
Lesson Plan
Using Picture Walks to Examine Purpose
Teach your students about picture walks as a strategy to understand the author's purpose in a fictional text. This lesson can be used as a stand-alone lesson or as support for the Examining Author's Purpose in a Fictional Text lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Five Senses Poem
Five Senses Poem
Worksheet
Five Senses Poem
Help your child learn about sensory language as they write a 5-senses poem.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Poetic Personification
Poetic Personification
Lesson Plan
Poetic Personification
Use this lesson to help your ELs understand personification in poetry. This lesson can be taught on its own or used as support to the Poetry Themes lesson.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Making Alliteration Accessible
Making Alliteration Accessible
Lesson Plan
Making Alliteration Accessible
Help your ELs learn about alliteration and practice identifying the descriptive adjectives and nouns that make up alliterative sentences. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support to the lesson Analyzing Alliteration.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Fact or Opinion Sentences
Fact or Opinion Sentences
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Fact or Opinion Sentences
Differentiating between facts and opinions is a key fourth grade skill to master and is helpful in identifying the author’s purpose in a text. Use this activity to give your students extra practice differentiating between these two kinds of sentences.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Detecting the Author's Purpose
Detecting the Author's Purpose
Worksheet
Detecting the Author's Purpose
Students will set out to categorize different types of text using the author's purpose as a guide.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Author’s Purpose: The Princess and the Pea
Author’s Purpose: The Princess and the Pea
Worksheet
Author’s Purpose: The Princess and the Pea
Students will read an adaptation of the classic story "The Princess and the Pea" by Hans Christian Andersen. Then they'll seek to determine the author’s purpose and explain their reasoning.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Day I Saved the World!
The Day I Saved the World!
Worksheet
The Day I Saved the World!
When your students read this exaggerated tale, they will find a ton of hyperboles!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Twisted Ankle
The Twisted Ankle
Worksheet
The Twisted Ankle
Similes are all around us—sometimes you just need a little context to know how to decipher them! This lighthearted story about a twisted ankle contains two hidden similes. Can your students find them?
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Author’s Purpose Multiple Choice
Author’s Purpose Multiple Choice
Worksheet
Author’s Purpose Multiple Choice
Use this resource to practice identifying the author’s purpose of short texts.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Emily's Turtle
Emily's Turtle
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Emily's Turtle
This short fictional text can be used to help students determine words and phrases the author uses to help the reader figure out the central message of the story.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Author's Purpose: Sort It Out!
Author's Purpose: Sort It Out!
Worksheet
Author's Purpose: Sort It Out!
Get your students moving with this interactive sorting game!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Identifying Alliteration, Descriptive Adjectives, and Nouns
Identifying Alliteration, Descriptive Adjectives, and Nouns
Worksheet
Identifying Alliteration, Descriptive Adjectives, and Nouns
Get plenty of practice with alliteration by identifying and creating alliterative sentences.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Emotional Vocab! Learning Mood Words
Emotional Vocab! Learning Mood Words
Worksheet
Emotional Vocab! Learning Mood Words
Get your child reading ready with this worksheet, which will support your child's reading skills by helping him to identify emotions.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Make it Descriptive
Make it Descriptive
Worksheet
Make it Descriptive
When writing a story, adjectives make the story more colorful. This worksheet trains students to enhance sentences by adding descriptive adjectives to their writing.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Glossary: Describe Sensory Details
Glossary: Describe Sensory Details
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Glossary: Describe Sensory Details
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson: Describe Sensory Details.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Author’s Purpose Sort: It’s as Easy as Pie!
Author’s Purpose Sort: It’s as Easy as Pie!
Worksheet
Author’s Purpose Sort: It’s as Easy as Pie!
Use this exercise to differentiate between texts written to persuade, inform, and entertain.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sensory Language Practice
Sensory Language Practice
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Sensory Language Practice
Help your child learn about sensory language as they describe an experience.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
T-Chart: Descriptive Adjectives and Nouns
T-Chart: Descriptive Adjectives and Nouns
Worksheet
T-Chart: Descriptive Adjectives and Nouns
This graphic organizer helps your students examine descriptive adjectives and nouns.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Author's Purpose in Fiction

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