Can you use the title to predict the text's main purpose? Although there is one title provided here, compile a list of ten or so titles and have learners work in pairs or groups to predict the purpose for each listed title.
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Perspectives and Point of View: Day 1 Task 1
The class works in collaborative learning teams to understand theme, historical context, author's purpose and portrayal of an event. This lesson includes activities that span four days and require learners to analyze three different...
7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
6th Grade: Express Yourself, Lesson 2: Close Read
The second lesson of a pair about Paul Laurence Dunbar, this plan focuses in particular on his poem, "We Wear the Masks." After a short historical introduction, class members conduct a series or readings, marking up the text and...
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Identify Genre, Subgenre, and Author's Purpose
Explore genre, subgenre, and author's purpose in this helpful worksheet. Middle schoolers read several summaries of books and short stories, and identify the genre and subgenre. They also determine if the author's purpose is to...
5th - 10th 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
What is Rhetoric Anyways?
Rhetoric from Aristotle (logos, pathos, and ethos) to the rhetorical triangle (audience, speaker, subject) and SOAPSTone (speaker, occasion, audience, purpose, subject, tone) here’s a presentation about the art of rhetoric that will...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable