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.
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: We Need Clean Water
Use this resource with your students to practice comparing and contrasting key points and details between two texts on the same topic. When integrating information from two texts on the same topic, your students’ knowledge will grow exponentially.
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.
Introduce students to the inspiring environmental activist Wangari Maathai. Children will read a short biography about the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize and answer nonfiction comprehension questions about the text.
In this historical heroes worksheet, children are introduced to Booker T. Washington, who rose from slavery to help found Tuskegee University and advocate for the educational and civl rights of fellow African Americans.
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.
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.