Reflection: A Close Read of The Horned Toad Prince - Section 2: Introduction


Students gave a variety of reasons they felt the author wrote the story "The Horned Toad Prince," from to entertain, to express ideas and feelings, to persuade, and to inform.  They were very skillful in justifying their reasons for their chosen author's purpose - to entertain because the story included funny parts, to express ideas and feelings about it being important to keep your promises, to persuade readers to keep their promises, and to inform readers of the consequences that can occur because we don't keep our promises.

  Author's Purpose
  Author's Purpose
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A Close Read of The Horned Toad Prince

Unit 3: This Land is Our Land
Lesson 11 of 17

Objective: SWBAT ask and answer text-based questions during a close read of "The Horned Toad Prince" by Jackie Mims Hopkins.

Big Idea: Students will engage in a rich discussion of "The Horned Toad Prince" during a close read.

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