Comprehending Expository Text: Identifying Author's Purpose

An important step in comprehending persuasive text is developing the ability to identify an author's purpose. Use this mini-lesson to model for learners how to identify the topic sentence in the introductory paragraph and to recognize the author's stance. For guided practice learners read an introductory paragraph, identify the author's purpose and indicate the details they used to determine their response.

11th - 12th English Language Arts 5 Views 9 Downloads
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