Students work collaboratively to create PowerPoint presentations on an author of their choice. This lesson is written for a first and third grade joint project with students pairing up across grade levels.
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Distinguishing the Author’s Purpose
A big step in the development of children's reading comprehension skills is the ability to differentiate between the topic of a piece of writing and its purpose. The third lesson in this series presents learners with collections of short...
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Lesson 3: Distinguishing the Author's Purpose
It is true that the more you practice something, the better you'll get at doing it. Lesson three in a three part series on author's purpose has kids venture out to determine the author's purpose in three different passages. They'll read...
3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Author Study: Cynthia Rylant
Explore the life's work of one of the great children's authors using this ten-lesson author study unit. After first performing some whole-group research into the life of Cynthia Rylant, the class goes on to read six different stories,...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
WANTED: A Few Of Our Favorite Authors
First graders read a number of books by a specified author identifying and comparing story elements. They complete activities associated with a different author's books each week. They follow recipes, make slideshows, make graphs, and...
1st English Language Arts