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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-activity 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.

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Resource Details

Grade
11th - 12th
Subjects
English Language Arts
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Language
English
Duration
30 mins
Instructional Strategy
Modeling
Year
2003
Included Materials
  • Activity

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