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Identifying the Author's Purpose
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The Purpose of Fiction Texts
The Purpose of Fiction Texts
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The Purpose of Fiction Texts
Why does someone write a story? Give your students the tools to find out the author's purpose! Use this as a stand-alone lesson or as an introduction to the Author’s Purpose in Fiction Texts lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Author's Purpose
Author's Purpose
Worksheet
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
Worksheet
First Day of School with Marley!
First Day of School with Marley!
Lesson Plan
First Day of School with Marley!
Help ease your students into the school year with this lesson that helps them share their feelings about the first day of school.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Examining Author's Purpose in a Fictional Text
Examining Author's Purpose in a Fictional Text
Lesson Plan
Examining Author's Purpose in a Fictional Text
Students will read a short fictional story and discuss why the author included certain details and words. Use this lesson to help your students navigate parts of fictional text to determine the author's purpose!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Author’s Purpose: The Ant and the Grasshopper
Author’s Purpose: The Ant and the Grasshopper
Worksheet
Author’s Purpose: The Ant and the Grasshopper
Your students will love reading this classic fable as they seek to determine the author’s purpose and differentiate fiction from nonfiction.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Using Picture Walks to Examine Purpose
Using Picture Walks to Examine Purpose
Lesson Plan
Using Picture Walks to Examine Purpose
Teach your students about picture walks as a strategy to understand the author's purpose in a fictional text. This lesson can be used as a stand-alone lesson or as support for the Examining Author's Purpose in a Fictional Text lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
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
Worksheet
Author’s Purpose: The Princess and the Pea
Author’s Purpose: The Princess and the Pea
Worksheet
Author’s Purpose: The Princess and the Pea
Students will read an adaptation of the classic story "The Princess and the Pea" by Hans Christian Andersen. Then they'll seek to determine the author’s purpose and explain their reasoning.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Emily's Turtle
Emily's Turtle
Worksheet
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
Moody Words
Moody Words
Worksheet
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
Vocabulary Cards: Using Picture Walks to Examine the Author's Purpose
Vocabulary Cards: Using Picture Walks to Examine the Author's Purpose
Worksheet
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
Worksheet
Glossary: Using Picture Walks to Examine the Author's Purpose
Glossary: Using Picture Walks to Examine the Author's Purpose
Worksheet
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
Vocabulary Cards: The Purpose of Fiction Texts
Vocabulary Cards: The Purpose of Fiction Texts
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: The Purpose of Fiction Texts
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson Plan: The Purpose of Fiction Texts.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Glossary: The Purpose of Fiction Texts
Glossary: The Purpose of Fiction Texts
Worksheet
Glossary: The Purpose of Fiction Texts
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson Plan: The Purpose of Fiction Texts.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet