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Identifying the Author's Purpose
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The Day I Saved the World!
The Day I Saved the World!
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The Day I Saved the World!
When your students read this exaggerated tale, they will find a ton of hyperboles!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Twisted Ankle
The Twisted Ankle
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The Twisted Ankle
Similes are all around us—sometimes you just need a little context to know how to decipher them! This lighthearted story about a twisted ankle contains two hidden similes. Can your students find them?
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Author’s Purpose Multiple Choice
Author’s Purpose Multiple Choice
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Author’s Purpose Multiple Choice
Use this resource to practice identifying the author’s purpose of short texts.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Emily's Turtle
Emily's Turtle
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Emily's Turtle
This short fictional text can be used to help students determine words and phrases the author uses to help the reader figure out the central message of the story.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Author's Purpose: Sort It Out!
Author's Purpose: Sort It Out!
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Author's Purpose: Sort It Out!
Get your students moving with this interactive sorting game!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Identifying Alliteration, Descriptive Adjectives, and Nouns
Identifying Alliteration, Descriptive Adjectives, and Nouns
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Identifying Alliteration, Descriptive Adjectives, and Nouns
Get plenty of practice with alliteration by identifying and creating alliterative sentences.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Emotional Vocab! Learning Mood Words
Emotional Vocab! Learning Mood Words
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Emotional Vocab! Learning Mood Words
Get your child reading ready with this worksheet, which will support your child's reading skills by helping him to identify emotions.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Make it Descriptive
Make it Descriptive
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Make it Descriptive
When writing a story, adjectives make the story more colorful. This worksheet trains students to enhance sentences by adding descriptive adjectives to their writing.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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
Worksheet
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 his or her opinion to the opinions of the fictional character named “Jimmy.”
3rd 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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Glossary: Describe Sensory Details
Glossary: Describe Sensory Details
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Glossary: Describe Sensory Details
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson: Describe Sensory Details.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Author’s Purpose Sort: It’s as Easy as Pie!
Author’s Purpose Sort: It’s as Easy as Pie!
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Author’s Purpose Sort: It’s as Easy as Pie!
Use this exercise to differentiate between texts written to persuade, inform, and entertain.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
T-Chart: Descriptive Adjectives and Nouns
T-Chart: Descriptive Adjectives and Nouns
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T-Chart: Descriptive Adjectives and Nouns
This graphic organizer helps your students examine descriptive adjectives and nouns.
5th 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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The Story of the Amulet
The Story of the Amulet
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The Story of the Amulet
Students will identify the author’s purpose and strengthen their reading comprehension with the questions that follow the text.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Moody Words
Moody Words
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Moody Words
Authors use sensory language to make their writing more descriptive. Have your students consider the words authors use to create specific moods in this fun pumpkin-themed worksheet!
2nd 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
Vocabulary Cards: Identifying the Author's Purpose
Vocabulary Cards: Identifying the Author's Purpose
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Vocabulary Cards: Identifying the Author's Purpose
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson: Identifying the Author's Purpose.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Interpreting a Great Poem
Interpreting a Great Poem
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Interpreting a Great Poem
Challenge your students to consider the author's intention of a piece of writing. Ask your students to read Rudyard Kipling's poem, "If-" and answer the questions about the author's intent.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Using Picture Walks to Examine the Author's Purpose
Vocabulary Cards: Using Picture Walks to Examine the Author's Purpose
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Vocabulary Cards: Using Picture Walks to Examine the Author's Purpose
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson Plan: Using Picture Walks to Examine the Author's Purpose.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Vocabulary Cards: Who Is Telling the Story?
Vocabulary Cards: Who Is Telling the Story?
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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: Using Picture Walks to Examine the Author's Purpose
Glossary: Using Picture Walks to Examine the Author's Purpose
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Glossary: Using Picture Walks to Examine the Author's Purpose
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson Plan: Using Picture Walks to Examine the Author's Purpose.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Glossary: Shifting Points of View
Glossary: Shifting Points of View
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Glossary: Shifting Points of View
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson: Shifting Points of View.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet