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The Purpose of Fiction Texts

Why does someone write a story? Give your students the tools to find out the author's purpose! Use this as a stand-alone lesson or as an introduction to the Author’s Purpose in Fiction Texts lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Author’s Purpose in Fiction Texts lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to determine author’s meaning in fiction texts.

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Students will be able to use key vocabulary and comprehension skills to discuss the purpose of fiction texts.

Introduction

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  • Explain that today students will be discussing the purpose of a short story.
  • Define purpose as the reason why something is done.