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Detecting the Author's Purpose
Detecting the Author's Purpose
Worksheet
Detecting the Author's Purpose
Students will set out to categorize different types of text using the author's purpose as a guide.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
First vs. Third Person Narration
First vs. Third Person Narration
Worksheet
First vs. Third Person Narration
Students are asked to distinguish between first and third person narration as well as fiction or nonfiction writing.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Comprehension Cards
Comprehension Cards
Worksheet
Comprehension Cards
These printable cards give students the chance to practice using supporting evidence to identify an author’s claims.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Statements About Text: Supported or Unsupported?
Statements About Text: Supported or Unsupported?
Lesson Plan
Statements About Text: Supported or Unsupported?
Students will think analytically about nonfiction texts by providing evidence for supported or unsupported statements.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
The Author’s Viewpoint vs. My Viewpoint
The Author’s Viewpoint vs. My Viewpoint
Worksheet
The Author’s Viewpoint vs. My Viewpoint
Use this resource to give your students practice reading a short nonfiction passage and recognizing the author’s viewpoint about the topic. Then, they will pick out the text evidence that supports the author’s viewpoint.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Basketball: Nonfiction Text
Basketball: Nonfiction Text
Worksheet
Basketball: Nonfiction Text
This sample nonfiction text about basketball helps students to explore author's point of view.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fact or Opinion Sentences
Fact or Opinion Sentences
Worksheet
Fact or Opinion Sentences
Differentiating between facts and opinions is a key fourth grade skill to master and is helpful in identifying the author’s purpose in a text. Use this activity to give your students extra practice differentiating between these two kinds of sentences.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Point of View Practice: The Tsunami of 2004
Point of View Practice: The Tsunami of 2004
Worksheet
Point of View Practice: The Tsunami of 2004
Use this resource with your students to practice recognizing the author’s point of view in a text about a major historical event. Students will read a passage about the Tsunami of 2004 and determine the author’s viewpoint as they establish their own point
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Historical Heroes: Eleanor Roosevelt
Historical Heroes: Eleanor Roosevelt
Worksheet
Historical Heroes: Eleanor Roosevelt
Learn about Eleanor Roosevelt, the groundbreaking first lady known for her humanitarian work and for being the first U.S.delegate to the United Nations in 1942.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Soccer: Nonfiction Text
Soccer: Nonfiction Text
Worksheet
Soccer: Nonfiction Text
This nonfiction text about soccer will help students to practice finding evidence to support the author's point.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Shifting Points of View
Shifting Points of View
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Shifting Points of View
Students will rewrite the narration and point of view of various texts.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Reality of Zoos: Nonfiction Text
The Reality of Zoos: Nonfiction Text
Worksheet
The Reality of Zoos: Nonfiction Text
This worksheet gives your students practice reading and analyzing informational text to explain the author’s claim and supporting reasons.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Exploring Point of View: What Do You Think?
Exploring Point of View: What Do You Think?
Worksheet
Exploring Point of View: What Do You Think?
From the topic of roller coasters to the topic of spinach, this kid-friendly worksheet guides a student in comparing his or her opinion to the opinions of the fictional character named “Jimmy.”
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Ada Lovelace Biography
Ada Lovelace Biography
Worksheet
Ada Lovelace Biography
Children read about Ada Lovelace, whose ideas are still used in computing today, in this biography worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Author's Purpose Scavenger Hunt
Author's Purpose Scavenger Hunt
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Author's Purpose Scavenger Hunt
Challenge your students to find real world examples of the author’s purpose with this text-based scavenger hunt.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Where's the Evidence?
Where's the Evidence?
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Where's the Evidence?
Help your second grade students identify the evidence behind the author’s purpose.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Graphic Organizer: Author’s Point of View
Graphic Organizer: Author’s Point of View
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Graphic Organizer: Author’s Point of View
This graphic organizer helps students work through a nonfiction text to help organize information about the author’s point, and the reasons and evidence used to support it.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Glossary: Who Is Telling the Story?
Glossary: Who Is Telling the Story?
Worksheet
Glossary: Who Is Telling the Story?
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson: Who Is Telling the Story?
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Tennis: Nonfiction Text
Tennis: Nonfiction Text
Worksheet
Tennis: Nonfiction Text
Use this high-interest text about sports to explore what point the author is trying to make.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Through the Eyes of a Teacher
Through the Eyes of a Teacher
Worksheet
Through the Eyes of a Teacher
This worksheet contains relevant classroom topics that provide a bridge for identifying differences in point of view.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Glossary: Shifting Points of View
Glossary: Shifting Points of View
Worksheet
Glossary: Shifting Points of View
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson: Shifting Points of View.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Glossary: Match Author's Point with Evidence
Glossary: Match Author's Point with Evidence
Worksheet
Glossary: Match Author's Point with Evidence
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson: Match Author's Point with Evidence.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Shifting Points of View
Vocabulary Cards: Shifting Points of View
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Vocabulary Cards: Shifting Points of View
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson: Shifting Points of View.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Who Is Telling the Story?
Vocabulary Cards: Who Is Telling the Story?
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Who Is Telling the Story?
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson: Who Is Telling the Story?
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Glossary: Identifying the Author's Purpose
Glossary: Identifying the Author's Purpose
Worksheet
Glossary: Identifying the Author's Purpose
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson: Identifying the Author's Purpose.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet