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Identifying the Author's Purpose
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Author's Purpose: Easy as PIE
Author's Purpose: Easy as PIE
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Author's Purpose: Easy as PIE
Give your class the "write" tools they need to become excellent authors. In this literary lesson, students use their knowledge of author's purpose to successfully write pieces that persuade, inform, and entertain.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Identify the Author's Purpose
Identify the Author's Purpose
Worksheet
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
Worksheet
Fiction vs. Nonfiction
Fiction vs. Nonfiction
Lesson Plan
Fiction vs. Nonfiction
Kids will love learning some fun facts about elephants while developing their reading comprehension skills. Using T-charts and Venn diagrams, they'll analyze stories and explore different characteristics of fiction and nonfiction.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
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
Shifting Points of View
Shifting Points of View
Lesson Plan
Shifting Points of View
This lesson gives students practice identifying first person and third person narration in fiction and nonfiction texts. It could be taught as a stand-alone lesson or as a precursor to the lesson Fiction vs. Nonfiction.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Author’s Purpose Task Cards
Author’s Purpose Task Cards
Worksheet
Author’s Purpose Task Cards
Use these task cards with your students to practice reading short passages and help them determine the author's purpose.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fall Figurative Language Task Cards
Fall Figurative Language Task Cards
Worksheet
Fall Figurative Language Task Cards
Ideal for fourth and fifth graders, this worksheet includes figurative language examples and definitions on the first page, and a second full page of questions and tasks that can be used to check for understanding.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Who Is Telling the Story?
Who Is Telling the Story?
Lesson Plan
Who Is Telling the Story?
Help your ELs see the connection between nouns and pronouns and the author's point of view, or perspective, in fiction and nonfiction texts. This lesson can be taught on its own or used as support for the lesson Two Points of View.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Understanding Personification
Understanding Personification
Worksheet
Understanding Personification
Use this worksheet to help students identify personified nouns and their respective verbs.
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.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Poetic Personification
Poetic Personification
Lesson Plan
Poetic Personification
Use this lesson to help your ELs understand personification in poetry. This lesson can be taught on its own or used as support to the Poetry Themes lesson.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
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
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
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.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Shifting Points of View
Shifting Points of View
Worksheet
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?
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.”
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
Vocabulary Cards: Identifying the Author's Purpose
Vocabulary Cards: Identifying the Author's Purpose
Worksheet
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
Graphic Organizer: Author’s Point of View
Graphic Organizer: Author’s Point of View
Worksheet
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.
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: 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: Poetic Personification
Glossary: Poetic Personification
Worksheet
Glossary: Poetic Personification
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson: Poetic Personification.
4th 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
Vocabulary Cards: Shifting Points of View
Vocabulary Cards: Shifting Points of View
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Shifting Points of View
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson: Shifting Points of View.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet