Exploring Author's Purpose and Point of View
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Students will be able to identify the author’s purpose and point of view of a short text.
- Draw a concept web on the board and write "Purpose for Writing" in the center.
- Prompt students to think about why people write. Accept student answers and record them in the outer circles of the concept web.
- Read the learning objective and have students repeat it by choral reading. Share that today’s lesson will give students the chance to learn about the main reasons why authors write.
- Ask students to talk to a partner with the same home language (L1), if possible.
- Provide the written definition of the word "purpose."