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Identify the Author's Purpose
Authors persuade, inform, and entertain through various types of writing! Students set out to identify the author’s purpose.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Informational Reading Comprehension: Sustaining the World With Seaweed
Informational Reading Comprehension: Sustaining the World With Seaweed
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Informational Reading Comprehension: Sustaining the World With Seaweed
Students read all about seaweed and answer standards-based comprehension questions in this four-page reading comprehension worksheet.
7th grade
Science
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Extended Reading Comprehension: Funding Space Exploration
Extended Reading Comprehension: Funding Space Exploration
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Extended Reading Comprehension: Funding Space Exploration
This four-page worksheet gives students a chance to engage deeply with a rigorous nonfiction text about government funding for space exploration.
7th grade
Reading & Writing
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Author's Purpose
Author's Purpose
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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
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Detecting the Author's Purpose
Detecting the Author's Purpose
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Detecting the Author's Purpose
Learners will categorize 12 different types of text according to why the author would write them, using the acronym PIE as a mnemonic device.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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The Ocean
The Ocean
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The Ocean
This short nonfiction text will teach students about the ocean, and includes questions to help students identify the author’s point of view and purpose for writing the text by focusing on important vocabulary words that support the main idea.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Informational Reading Comprehension: Imitating Nature
Informational Reading Comprehension: Imitating Nature
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Informational Reading Comprehension: Imitating Nature
How is a train like a bird? Find out in this sixth-grade informational reading comprehension worksheet all about biomimicry!
6th grade
Reading & Writing
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First vs. Third Person Narration
First vs. Third Person Narration
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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
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Extended Informational Reading Comprehension: Extraordinary Elements
Extended Informational Reading Comprehension: Extraordinary Elements
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Extended Informational Reading Comprehension: Extraordinary Elements
Learn about what makes certain elements cooler than others in this chemistry-based informational reading passage! 
8th grade
Science
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Taking Notes With Informational Texts: Central Idea and Key Details
Taking Notes With Informational Texts: Central Idea and Key Details
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Taking Notes With Informational Texts: Central Idea and Key Details
Use this graphic organizer to give students an opportunity to practice identifying the central idea of a text using key details.
6th grade
Reading & Writing
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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
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Point of View Practice: Titanic
Point of View Practice: Titanic
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Point of View Practice: Titanic
Use this high-interest text with your students to practice recognizing the author’s point of view. Students will determine the author’s viewpoint on the subject of the Titanic as they establish their own points of view.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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The Author’s Viewpoint vs. My Viewpoint
The Author’s Viewpoint vs. My Viewpoint
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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
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Comparing and Contrasting in Nonfiction: Biography, Autobiography, and Memoir
Comparing and Contrasting in Nonfiction: Biography, Autobiography, and Memoir
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Comparing and Contrasting in Nonfiction: Biography, Autobiography, and Memoir
Use this two-page graphic organizer to help students compare and contrast informational narratives from two different genres.
6th grade
Reading & Writing
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Historical Heroes: Eleanor Roosevelt
Historical Heroes: Eleanor Roosevelt
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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.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Point of View Practice: Life Cycle of a Frog
Point of View Practice: Life Cycle of a Frog
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Point of View Practice: Life Cycle of a Frog
Use this science-themed resource with your students to practice recognizing the author’s point of view in a text about life cycles. Students will determine the author’s viewpoint on the subject as they establish their own points of view.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Finding the Purpose
Finding the Purpose
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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
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Should I Recycle This?: Nonfiction Text
Should I Recycle This?: Nonfiction Text
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Should I Recycle This?: Nonfiction Text
This informational text about a topic relevant to students can be used to help explain author’s claims and the reasons used to support them.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Point of View Practice: The Tsunami of 2004
Point of View Practice: The Tsunami of 2004
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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
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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
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Basketball: Nonfiction Text
Basketball: Nonfiction Text
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Basketball: Nonfiction Text
This sample nonfiction text about basketball helps students to explore author's point of view.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Fact or Opinion Sentences
Fact or Opinion Sentences
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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
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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
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Exploring Point of View: What Do You Think?
Exploring Point of View: What Do You Think?
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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 their opinion to the opinions of the fictional character named “Jimmy.”
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Glossary: Identifying the Author's Purpose
Glossary: Identifying the Author's Purpose
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Glossary: Identifying the Author's Purpose
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson: Identifying the Author's Purpose.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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