Lesson: 3: Identifying and Explaining the Author’s Purpose
Students will be able to create a text in which the purpose is to entertain, to inform, or to persuade.
(I) will explain that several authors can write about the same topic, but for different purposes. I will read aloud three short passages about dogs. (Passages are provided.) I will identify the author’s purpose in each passage. I will underline details in each passage that supports the author’s purpose. (Example is provided.)
(We) will read three short passages about school. We will identify the author’s purpose of each passage and explain how we knew the purpose for each. (Passages are provided.)
(You) will write three short passages about one topic. You will write one passage for each purpose: to entertain, to inform, and to persuade.
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