Reflection: Complex Tasks Close Reading to Determine the Author's Purpose - Section 5: ELA Center Activities


In rethinking this lesson, I might add another component to the journal prompt to ask students why they think the author wrote the story. After reflecting, I realized that most of the work around author's purpose from the lesson came through in the whole group setting, so having students each individually/independently respond to a prompt about the author's purpose would not only help students synthesize the work we did as a whole group for themselves but it would also help me see who really got the author's purpose here and who needs more help.

  Adding a Journal Prompt - Independent Practice
  Complex Tasks: Adding a Journal Prompt - Independent Practice
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Close Reading to Determine the Author's Purpose

Unit 11: Monitor and Clarify the Word Choice
Lesson 2 of 8

Objective: SWBAT use text evidence to analyze the author's purpose for writing a literary text.

Big Idea: In this lesson your students will be introduced to looking beyond the written words to discover what the author may have been thinking.

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