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2nd grade
Identifying the Author's Purpose
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The Ocean
The Ocean
Worksheet
The Ocean
This short nonfiction text will teach students about the ocean, and includes questions to help students identify the author’s point of view and purpose for writing the text by focusing on important vocabulary words that support the main idea.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Who is Greta Thunberg? Reader
Who is Greta Thunberg? Reader
Worksheet
Who is Greta Thunberg? Reader
This coloring booklet follows the young activist's journey to become the face of a worldwide movement to protect the Earth from harmful carbon emissions.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Author's Purpose
Author's Purpose
Worksheet
Author's Purpose
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.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Examining Author's Purpose in a Nonfiction Text
Examining Author's Purpose in a Nonfiction Text
Lesson Plan
Examining Author's Purpose in a Nonfiction Text
This lesson will help students identify the author's point of view and purpose for writing an informational text.
2nd 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
Author’s Purpose in Fiction Texts
Author’s Purpose in Fiction Texts
Lesson Plan
Author’s Purpose in Fiction Texts
Introduce the concept of author’s purpose in fiction texts with this fun reading lesson! Students will discuss three examples of fictional texts to determine the purpose of each.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
The Purpose of Fiction Texts
The Purpose of Fiction Texts
Lesson Plan
The Purpose of Fiction Texts
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.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Facts vs. Opinions
Facts vs. Opinions
Worksheet
Facts vs. Opinions
Learn about facts vs. opinions in this reading comprehension worksheet. Kids will read two sets of text and decide which is fact and which is opinion.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Finding the Purpose
Finding the Purpose
Worksheet
Finding the Purpose
Help your second grade students identify the author’s purpose as they answer questions about a nonfiction text.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Understanding Personification
Understanding Personification
Worksheet
Understanding Personification
Use this worksheet to help students identify personified nouns and their respective verbs.
2nd 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 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
Emily's Turtle
Emily's Turtle
Worksheet
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
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
Point of View Frenzy
Point of View Frenzy
Lesson Plan
Point of View Frenzy
Explore a day in the life of a pencil! Your students will practice different points of view by thinking outside the box and writing as though they are something else.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Where's the Evidence?
Where's the Evidence?
Worksheet
Where's the Evidence?
Help your second grade students identify the evidence behind the author’s purpose.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Gallery Walk
Gallery Walk
Lesson Plan
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
Why I Write
Why I Write
Lesson Plan
Why I Write
Second grade students will step into the author’s shoes as they hunt for evidence to determine what a nonfiction author’s purpose might be.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
First Day of School with Marley!
First Day of School with Marley!
Lesson Plan
First Day of School with Marley!
Help ease your students into the school year with this lesson that helps them share their feelings about the first day of school.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Examining Author's Purpose in a Fictional Text
Examining Author's Purpose in a Fictional Text
Lesson Plan
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
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
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
Vocabulary Cards: The Purpose of Fiction Texts
Vocabulary Cards: The Purpose of Fiction Texts
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: The Purpose of Fiction Texts
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson Plan: The Purpose of Fiction Texts.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Using Picture Walks to Examine the Author's Purpose
Vocabulary Cards: Using Picture Walks to Examine the Author's Purpose
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Using Picture Walks to Examine the Author's Purpose
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson Plan: Using Picture Walks to Examine the Author's Purpose.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Glossary: Using Picture Walks to Examine the Author's Purpose
Glossary: Using Picture Walks to Examine the Author's Purpose
Worksheet
Glossary: Using Picture Walks to Examine the Author's Purpose
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson Plan: Using Picture Walks to Examine the Author's Purpose.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet