All authors write for a reason, be it to explain, entertain, or persuade their readers. In this activity, your students will consider the author’s purpose of a book of their choosing, then justify their answer.
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.
Why does someone write a story? Give your students the tools to find out the author's purpose! Use this as a stand-alone lesson or as an introduction to the Author’s Purpose in Fiction Texts lesson plan.
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.
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!