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Identifying the Author's Purpose
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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
Lesson Plan
Reading Comprehension: The Girl Who Owned a Bear
Reading Comprehension: The Girl Who Owned a Bear
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: The Girl Who Owned a Bear
Students read an excerpt adapted from L. Frank Baum’s short story “The Girl Who Owned a Bear” and answer reading comprehension questions about the text.
6th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Informational Reading Comprehension: Discovering Kites
Informational Reading Comprehension: Discovering Kites
Worksheet
Informational Reading Comprehension: Discovering Kites
In this seventh-grade ELA worksheet, students read a fascinating informational text about the history of kites and answer comprehension questions covering a variety of reading skills. 
6th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Taking Notes With Informational Texts: Central Idea and Key Details
Taking Notes With Informational Texts: Central Idea and Key Details
Worksheet
Taking Notes With Informational Texts: Central Idea and Key Details
Use this graphic organizer to give students an opportunity to practice identifying the central idea of a text using key details.
6th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Author’s Purpose Task Cards
Author’s Purpose Task Cards
Worksheet
Author’s Purpose Task Cards
Learners will practice identifying the author's purpose in eight sample paragraphs, using text evidence to support their choice.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Basketball: Nonfiction Text
Basketball: Nonfiction Text
Worksheet
Basketball: Nonfiction Text
This sample nonfiction text about basketball helps students to explore author's point of view.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Historical Heroes: Eleanor Roosevelt
Historical Heroes: Eleanor Roosevelt
Worksheet
Historical Heroes: Eleanor Roosevelt
Learn about Eleanor Roosevelt, the groundbreaking first lady known for her humanitarian work and for being the first U.S.delegate to the United Nations in 1942.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Graphic Organizer: Author’s Point of View
Graphic Organizer: Author’s Point of View
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Graphic Organizer: Author’s Point of View
This graphic organizer helps students work through a nonfiction text to help organize information about the author’s point, and the reasons and evidence used to support it.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Comparing and Contrasting in Nonfiction: Biography, Autobiography, and Memoir
Comparing and Contrasting in Nonfiction: Biography, Autobiography, and Memoir
Worksheet
Comparing and Contrasting in Nonfiction: Biography, Autobiography, and Memoir
Use this two-page graphic organizer to help students compare and contrast informational narratives from two different genres.
6th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Compare and Contrast: Fictional and Historical Accounts
Compare and Contrast: Fictional and Historical Accounts
Worksheet
Compare and Contrast: Fictional and Historical Accounts
Have students compare and contrast fictional and historical accounts with this seventh-grade reading comprehension worksheet!
7th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Ada Lovelace Biography
Ada Lovelace Biography
Worksheet
Ada Lovelace Biography
Children read about Ada Lovelace, whose ideas are still used in computing today, in this biography worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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
Lesson Plan
Flipchart: I SHAMPOO C
Flipchart: I SHAMPOO C
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Flipchart: I SHAMPOO C
Students complete a figurative language flip chart from the mnemonic device I SHAMPOO C.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Second Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 2
Second Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 2
Lesson Plan
Second Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 2
Out for the day? Use this daily sub plan to make sure your class is ready to continue learning! Your substitute can keep your students learning in your absence by using these lessons, worksheets, and activities.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan