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Author's Purpose in Nonfiction
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Find Author’s Claim with Reasons and Evidence
Find Author’s Claim with Reasons and Evidence
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Find Author’s Claim with Reasons and Evidence
In this lesson, your class will identify an author’s claim in nonfiction text by identifying evidence and reasons.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Identify the Author's Purpose
Identify the Author's Purpose
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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.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Should I Recycle This?: Nonfiction Text
Should I Recycle This?: Nonfiction Text
Worksheet
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
Worksheet
Whose Side of the Story?
Whose Side of the Story?
Lesson Plan
Whose Side of the Story?
Allow your students to explore how stories may change depending on the perspectives from which they're told. Interesting texts and a creative writing assignment make this quite the engaging lesson.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
What's the Point?
What's the Point?
Lesson Plan
What's the Point?
Give your students practice explaining how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text. With these sports-themed texts, students will make inferences about the author and use text evidence to prove it.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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State Your Claim
State Your Claim
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State Your Claim
Help your students explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text by giving them high-interest nonfiction texts to read.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Match Author's Point with Evidence
Match Author's Point with Evidence
Lesson Plan
Match Author's Point with Evidence
Use this lesson to help your ELs identify and discuss the author's point and the information that supports it. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support for the What’s the Point? lesson.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
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?
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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
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
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.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Video Games: Nonfiction Text
Video Games: Nonfiction Text
Worksheet
Video Games: Nonfiction Text
Use this worksheet to provide an engaging text for your students as they practice reading and analyzing an author’s claims.
5th 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
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
Author's Purpose Scavenger Hunt
Author's Purpose Scavenger Hunt
Worksheet
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
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
Tennis: Nonfiction Text
Tennis: Nonfiction Text
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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
Glossary: Match Author's Point with Evidence
Glossary: Match Author's Point with Evidence
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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
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Vocabulary Cards: Match Author's Point with Evidence
Vocabulary Cards: Match Author's Point with Evidence
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Vocabulary Cards: Match Author's Point with Evidence
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson: Match Author's Point with Evidence.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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