Lesson: Author's Purpose: Nonfiction

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Lesson Objective

SWBAT determine the main idea and author’s purpose of “Speaking in Two Worlds.” SWBAT compare and contrast the features of memoirs, expository articles, and persuasive essays.

Lesson Plan

Boston prep

Subject: Reading

 

Day:  Wednesday

October 13, 2010

BPCPS Standard(s)

 

Objective(s)

 SWBAT determine the main idea and author’s purpose of “Speaking in Two Worlds.”

SWBAT compare and contrast the features of memoirs, expository articles, and persuasive essays.

SWBAT identify features of persuasive writing.

Do Now

fact v. opinion

Call to Begin

With nonfiction it’s important to be able to distinguish between fact and opinions in a text.  This will help you figure out the author’s purpose and main idea.

Do Now Review

Grade a partner’s chart.

Learning Activities (group, independent, guided reading)

1-Review HW (5-10 min)

 

2-Parallel Groups/Partner Work:  (8-10 min)

How is an editorial different from memoir, different from an expository article? 

  • Author’s purpose: what are similarities & differences?
  • How is the reading experience different?
  • What techniques are similar/different? (storytelling techniques in memoirs, facts in both expository and persuasive,

Share out (5min)

 

3-Preview HW:  (10 min)

  • Begin to read aloud together.

Closing

 

Assessment

 

Homework

collect and grade

Editorials about immigration.

Lesson Resources

2010.10.13.CW.editorials.docx  
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2010.10.13.ET. persuasive.docx  
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2010.10.13.HW. text of editorials.docx  
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2010.10.13.HW.editorials.docx  
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