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Author's Purpose, Tone, and Word ChoiceLesson Planet
7th - 12th
It's important that readers can identify the author's purpose in a piece of writing. Give them different examples and this graphic organizer to help them keep track of how the tone and word choice can give hints to the purpose. Complete...
Lesson 1: Identifying an Author's PurposeLesson Planet
3rd CCSS: Designed
Different types of text are written for very different reasons. Learners discuss the differences in writing to entertain, to inform, and to persuade their audiences. They work on identifying the author's purpose by reading and charting...
Author's Purpose: One Pruneburger, Hold the Onions!Lesson Planet
2nd - 3rd
In this writing activity, students learn to identify the author's purpose: to inform, entertain, or persuade. Students read a humorous passage and answer 3 questions about the author's purpose. Students also plan a story of their own.
Hermeneutics: Teaching Students Author's PurposeLesson Planet
2nd - 4th
Learners find the author's meaning in a poem. They read an untitled poem by Ryszard Kapuscinski about the Holocaust (not attached). They research the Polish author's life and discuss what the poem means in that context. They generate...
Determining Author's Point of View: The SneechesLesson Planet
3rd - 6th
Determine the author's point of view in a text. Young readers read Dr. Seuss' The Sneeches and identify the author's purpose in the story. They identify persuasive techniques in writing, asking and answering questions to better...
Author's Purpose: Tortoise and Rabbit RapLesson Planet
3rd - 5th
Do authors write to inform, entertain, or persuade? Use this cute rap about a tortoise and a rabbit to explore author's purpose. Young readers circle the purposes, record the evidence they found, and use their ideas to complete a chart....