RI.2.6 Worksheets, Workbooks, Lesson Plans, and Games

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.6

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"Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe."

These worksheets, workbooks, and lesson plans can help students practice this Common Core State Standards skill.

Worksheets

Book Report Sketch
Book Report Sketch
Worksheet
Book Report Sketch
Invite students to share their favorite character from a book with a pen pal! Students will fill out details about their favorite character on this postcard.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Author's Purpose
Author's Purpose
Worksheet
Author's Purpose
All authors write for a reason, be it to explain, entertain, or persuade their readers. In this activity, your students will consider the author’s purpose of a book of their choosing, then justify their answer.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Finding the Purpose
Finding the Purpose
Worksheet
Finding the Purpose
Help your second grade students identify the author’s purpose as they answer questions about a nonfiction text.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Where's the Evidence?
Where's the Evidence?
Worksheet
Where's the Evidence?
Help your second grade students identify the evidence behind the author’s purpose.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Featured Character Postcard
Featured Character Postcard
Worksheet
Featured Character Postcard
Help your child tap into this fictional attraction by sharing about their favorite character with a pen pal! Your young reader will use this fun postcard template to describe their favorite character, including their favorite piece of dialogue.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fact or Opinion: Howler Monkeys
Fact or Opinion: Howler Monkeys
Worksheet
Fact or Opinion: Howler Monkeys
Your students will use this two-sided worksheet to practice distinguishing between facts and opinions. As they do, they’ll have fun learning about howler monkeys!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Lesson Plans

Why I Write
Why I Write
Lesson plan
Why I Write
Second grade students will step into the author’s shoes as they hunt for evidence to determine what a nonfiction author’s purpose might be.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Examining Author's Purpose in a Nonfiction Text
Examining Author's Purpose in a Nonfiction Text
Lesson plan
Examining Author's Purpose in a Nonfiction Text
This lesson will help students identify the author's point of view and purpose for writing an informational text.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
The Power of Words
The Power of Words
Lesson plan
The Power of Words
Words can uplift others, but they can also cause harm. In this lesson, students will hear the story *Desmond and the Very Mean Word*, and they'll discuss the power of positive and negative words in friendships, school, and community.
2nd grade
Lesson plan
What Does an Activist Do?
What Does an Activist Do?
Lesson plan
What Does an Activist Do?
Ask an important question this month: What does an activist do? This engaging lesson can be used leading up to Martin Luther King Jr. Day (and year-round). It supports students in understanding what it means to be an activist and how Martin Luther King Jr. used collaborative action to change the world and speak out against oppression. Perfect for first graders and second graders, this activity explores word meaning and other reading and writing skills.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Researching Black Inventors
Researching Black Inventors
Lesson plan
Researching Black Inventors
Inventors and their novel inventions are always a thrilling topic! In the lesson Researching Black Inventors, first graders and second graders are encouraged to research the rich history of African American inventors. This engaging lesson plan provides students with an opportunity to learn all about inventors they find interesting and the impact those inventors have on the world. Perfect for Black History Month, this learning activity highlights informational writing skills and helps build students' vocabulary.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Black Revolutionaries: Malcolm X
Black Revolutionaries: Malcolm X
Lesson plan
Black Revolutionaries: Malcolm X
This lesson teaches kids all about Malcolm X and how his childhood influenced him to become one of America's most well known, controversial, and revolutionary figures. First kids will listen to a read-aloud authored by Malcolm X's daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz, and then they will write an informative paragraph.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan

Workbooks

Natural Resources for Kids
Natural Resources for Kids
Workbook
Natural Resources for Kids
Count on this vocabulary-focused resource as the go-to workbook all about natural resources! Write, research and get a breakdown of the world around by the natural resources we need and use.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook

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