Why Write Informational Texts?

Nonfiction writers may not be following a character through a plot sequence, but they still have a purpose in writing their articles. Help elementary readers discern why an author wold have written a number of texts with a lesson plan about using text evidence to determine an author's purpose.

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CCSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas

  • Apply the differentiation methods to ensure that all learners have access to the skills
  • Bring the lesson to a unit on reading informational and nonfiction text 
Classroom Considerations

  • The lesson includes several links to nonfiction texts, but passages from your own curriculum would work just as well

  • Designed for Common Core standards
  • Provides extension activities to reinforce skills

  • None
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