Audience and Purpose
In this writing worksheet, students select and read three different types of texts. Then they identify who the author thinks will be reading their piece, why it was written, and what else they notice about the style of language used in the texts.
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Strength and Voices
Lyndon Johnson provides an excellent primary source in a text analysis resource. The class warms up by responding to a quote, and then reads a 1965 speech by Johnson called "Peace Without Conquest", which discusses aggression patterns in...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Identifying Audience and Purpose
Use a fun and creative activity to introduce junior high learners to how writing changes for different audiences and purposes. The activity begins with a reading by the instructor where teens visualize a food fight in the cafeteria. In...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Analysis Frame: Informational Nonfiction
Picking apart an informational text can be tricky, but having the right questions to ask can certainly help the process. Begin with the basic questions about the topic, main idea, support, and purpose before moving on the the in-depth...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
To Whom It May Concern! Writing for a Variety of Audiences
Elementary learners write friendly letters with the same subject to two contrasting readers or audiences. They choose words and phrases that will be the most effective for the audience they are trying to reach. They read both letters and...
2nd - 5th English Language Arts
Identify the Purpose of an Opinion Essay
How do you determine what you need to say about a subject in an essay? Young writers can oftentimes feel lost at the prospect of writing an essay and not have any idea where to begin. By illustrating the use of a SAP...
5 mins 5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed