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Thomas Jefferson - Author of The Declaration of Indepence & 3rd U.S. President | Mini Bio | BIO Video
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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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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 Students 2nd - 4th
Primary graders examine a series of passages and identify the author's purpose, the intended audience, and type of text.
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Distinguishing the Author’s Purpose

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
A big step in the development of children's reading comprehension skills is the ability to differentiate between the topic of a piece of writing and its purpose. The third lesson in this series presents learners with collections of short...
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Author's Purpose

For Students 2nd - 4th
Persuade your pupils to inform their parents and guardians on author's purpose with the entertaining acronym: PIE. Kids can learn about how an author might write to persuade, inform, or entertain by completing the activities and...
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To Persuade

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Most young readers are aware that authors write to entertain or inform the audience, but it's also important for them to understand the art of persuasive writing. In the third instructional activity of this series, the teacher reads two...
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To Inform

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Unfortunately, not all books are intended as entertainment, many are written to educate and inform readers. In the second lesson of this series, the teacher reads aloud the children's book Apples by Gail Gibbons, pointing out the...
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Persuade, Inform, and Entertain Sort

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
Why do authors write? Practice determining author's purpose with a categorizing activity. Learners sort twelve short passages into three categories: persuade, inform, and entertain.
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School-Home Links elling, self-to-text connections, writing lists, author

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Engage families in at-home practice using this 100-page worksheet packet for elementary school English Language Arts practice. Each worksheet briefly explains the objective to parents so they can guide their child through the activity....
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Why Does an Author Write?

For Students 1st - 6th Standards
To get to the heart of a writer's purpose, just remember to have some PIE (Persuade, Inform, or Entertain)! And appropriately, here is a PIE chart that leaves room for pupils to identify each letter of the acronym and any other ideas or...
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Authors Tell Different Stories

For Students 2nd Standards
The story of Cinderella is a popular one! So much so, there are multiple versions of the story being told around the world. With this collection of activities your young readers receive background information about two versions...
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Eric Carle Biography Organizer

For Students 1st - 2nd Standards
Discover the life of renowned children's author, Eric Carle, with a biographical, graphic organizer. Scholars read an informational text and locate details such as Carle's birthday, siblings, favorite books, and write a reflection about...
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Book Report Template

For Students 1st - 6th Standards
Help your youngsters frame their thoughts and begin to organize notes for their next book reports. This template includes space for a book citation, author background, synopsis, and critique
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Bat News

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
Get the bat facts with a short nonfiction reading passage. After reading the passage, readers respond to questions that focus on main idea, inferencing, vocabulary in context, and author's purpose.
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Nonfiction Organizer

For Students 1st - 3rd
Have your learners take some notes on any nonfiction book with this straightforward worksheet. Kids note down the title, author, topic, and a few facts they learned along with a personal opinion of the text.
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The Magic School Bus and the Missing Tooth

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
We chew with our teeth every day, but how much do we really know about them? Allow Ms. Frizzle to teach your kids a thing or two about teeth. Kids complete a prereading exercise, read the book, and respond to several prompts about the...
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Books to Read

For Teachers 1st - 8th
One of the pleasures of reading is sharing your favorite books with others. Learners can use this chart to record the titles and authors of books they want to read, and the name of the person who suggested said books. The cute owl...
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Bookworm Log

For Teachers 1st - 6th
How many books have your learners read? They can easily keep track with this convenient log. All they need to do is write down the date they started reading, the date they finished the book, and the title, author, and genre of the book.
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My Weekly Reading Goal

For Students K - 3rd
Keep an eye on your pupils' reading habits by having them fill out this chart. Kids make a goal for the week and then fill out the titles and authors for all of the books they read. They also note down the reading level and assign a...
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Point of View

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
The point of view in a story can dramatically change the story itself. Focus on finding the points of view in various reading passages with a language arts packet, which includes fiction and nonfiction text.
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My Questioning Tower

For Teachers 1st - 7th
Good readers think about what they are reading. They ask questions and make predictions before beginning a text. While reading, they summarize what has happened and note what they have discovered. After finishing, they check to see if...
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Who Would Win? Killer Whale vs. Great White Shark Storia Teaching Guide

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Teacher guides are wonderful tools with tons of ideas that help you relate content in many different ways. Using the high-interest book, Who Would Win? Killer Whale vs. Great White Shark, learners hone their discussion and reading...
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The Backpack Travel Journals

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Strap on those backpacks, it's time to travel through history with this literature unit based on the first four books of The Magic Tree House series. While reading through these fun stories, children create story maps, record interesting...
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Summer Reading Record

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
No more summer reading lag! Give young readers a set of graphic organizers and worksheets to keep track of the books they read over the summer and to keep reading comprehension skills fresh. The graphic organizers include identifying...

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