Identifying Text Purpose


With our Identifying Text Purpose lesson plan, students learn how to accurately identify the purpose of a text and the author’s point of view.

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Our Identifying Text Purpose lesson plan teaches students strategies for determining an author’s purpose as well as their point of view. During this lesson, students are asked to work with a partner to answer a series of questions, based on a book that they read, which will help them determine the author’s purpose. Students are also asked to develop their writing skills by choosing a topic and writing three different sentences about that topic: one that informs, one that persuades, and one that entertains.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to use clues from a text to determine the author’s purpose and will be able to identify the author’s point of view in a text.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.6, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.6

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2nd Grade, 3rd Grade