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EngageNY Grade 8 ELA: Module 4, Unit 1: Analyzing Author’s Purpose and Evaluating Claims in The Omnivore’s Dilemma

For Teachers 8th Standards
Module 4 is all about food, where it comes from, and what happens to it before it gets to the consumer. The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan is the anchor text of a collection made up of 15 lessons. In Unit 1, scholars evaluate an...
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Reading Lessons: Townsend Press

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Enhance your literacy unit with a set of videos featuring textual analysis and reading comprehension strategies. From discerning the main idea of a text to evaluating an author's purpose and tone, the ten-part series engages upper...
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EngageNY Grade 7 ELA: Module 3, Unit 1: Building Background Knowledge: Powerful Stories—Slavery in America

For Teachers 7th Standards
An awareness of historical context and author’s purpose are key to understanding informational text. The 15 lessons in the Module 3, Unit 1 collection provide seventh graders with background information about slavery and the debate over...
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EngageNY Grade 10 ELA: Module 3, Unit 1

For Teachers 10th Standards
Rebecca Skloot's The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks asks readers to consider whether the experiments on the author's mother's cells, without her consent, were worth the information gained about cancer, about gene mapping, and about...
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Grade 10, ELA, Module 2, Unit 1

For Teachers 10th Standards
Words matter. In a 20-lesson unit, writers use words to stir emotions and bring out feelings. Sophomores examine the words and the rhetorical devices Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. uses to develop his purpose and claim in his powerful...
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Using Photographs to Teach Social Justice

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Social justice is the theme of a 12-lesson unit that uses photographs to focus students' attention on and expand their understanding of current social issues facing society. Class members learn how to closely examine an image, and to...
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Reading Literature: 7th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 7th Standards
Seventh grade is a great opportunity to take your literature unit to the next cognitive level. Challenge middle schoolers with a collection of Common Core aligned projects, lessons, and activities, all designed to enhance the learning...
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EngageNY Grade 7 ELA: Module 2a, Unit 3

For Teachers 7th Standards
The final unit in Module 3A focuses on research skills. The 10 lessons in the collection have students examining how businesses can impact working conditions. Using a case study of the garment industry, class members learn to gather...
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Identifying an Author’s Purpose

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Throughout any piece of writing, words and phrases are used that provide the reader hints about the author's purpose. Teach young readers how to pick up on these clues as they learn to identify writing that entertains, informs, and...
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Identify Genre, Subgenre, and Author's Purpose

For Students 5th - 10th
Explore genre, subgenre, and author's purpose in this helpful worksheet. Middle schoolers read several summaries of books and short stories, and identify the genre and subgenre. They also determine if the author's purpose is to...
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Lesson 3: Distinguishing the Author's Purpose

For Teachers 3rd Standards
It is true that the more you practice something, the better you'll get at doing it. Lesson three in a three part series on author's purpose has kids venture out to determine the author's purpose in three different passages. They'll read...
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Author's Purpose: New Danger for Rare Animals

For Students 4th - 7th Standards
Why do people love rare, exotic pets? Sixth graders find the author's purpose in this reading passage. After going through a passage about stolen animals, young readers circle the correct author's purpose and record evidence from the...
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Author's Purpose: Informational Text

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Analyze the author's stated or implied purpose in an informational text. Middle schoolers identify the loaded words in the example selections and determine the purpose. Use this activity as a preparation for finding the author's purpose...
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Author's Purpose

For Students 7th - 12th
Pair this reading guide with different texts to explore author's purposes for writing certain things. There are five spaces on the sheet: persuade, inform, entertain, explain, and reflect. Also consider pairing this guide with the...
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Analyzing Author’s Purpose: Industrial Food Chain

For Teachers 8th Standards
Using an Author’s Purpose anchor chart, groups examine a variety of text to determine the author's purpose. They then apply what they have learned to The Omnivore’s Dilemma. In pairs, they discuss what the text is about and why it was...
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Identifying an Author’s Purpose - Part 2

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
The ability of young readers to cite textual evidence when discussing a piece of writing is essential to the development of their reading comprehension skills. The second instructional activity in this series allows learners to practice...
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Author's Purpose

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Readers identify the author's purpose. First, they read a passage and utilize details from the piece to determine the author's purpose. Then they will explain how they arrived at their conclusion. Links to materials are provided.
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Because of Winn-Dixie: Author's Purpose

For Students 5th - 7th
Read the short passage provided, and have your class answer the five questions that follow. Can they identify the author's purpose for writing this passage? 
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Identifying Author's Purpose

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
The multi-lesson, 47-page packet contains everything you need to ensure kids can recognize the clues provided to identify the type of text, the intended audience, and the author's purpose in writing the passage.
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Author's Purpose

For Teachers K - 3rd
A simple activity for young readers, this introduces the idea of author purpose. Learners analyze various types of texts (newspaper articles, magazines, books, advertisements, etc.) and determine if the author's purpose for writing was...
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Author's Purpose

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders brainstorm the reasons authors write, and they list their responses on the board. Students discuss each purpose they have listed.Students work independently to read the selection  "Tarantulas and Typhoid" by Stephanie Moss....
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Author's Purpose: Research Process/Narrative Writing Techniques

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Determine the author's purpose in writing a memoir. Eighth graders work in groups  to elicit author's purpose in memoirs, taking care to note how subtle the message can be hidden throughout the work. This lesson is a good way to...
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Author's Purpose

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Knowing the author's purpose can help readers understand a text. For this exercise, learners determine the authors' purpose for twelve excerpts. Is it to entertain, inform, persuade, or share feelings? This is a short activity that could...
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Determining the Author's Purpose: Analyzing a Recruitment Video

For Teachers 8th - 9th Standards
An ROTC recruitment video launches a discussion of author’s purpose, image choice, and bias. Class members also explore careers in the armed forces and in the field of video productions. Ask your pupils to consider how to make a video...

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