Write for a variety of purposes: to entertain, persuade, inform, demonstrate knowledge, answer questions, respond to literature, acquire knowledge (e.g., take notes, synthesize information). 0401.3.2
Links verified on 10/25/2011
- Asking Questions - the types of questions depend on the answer to that first important question: Why am I reading this? Once you establish a purpose for yourself, you can then ask which questions will help you achieve that goal. This page asks students to rank a set of questions on a scale of one to five.
- Author's purpose - [designed for grade 3] online lesson with practice
- Author's purpose - lesson and practice quiz
- Author's Purpose Battleship - answer questions to sink the battleship [Quia quiz]
- Author's Purpose - many 4th and 5th grade english test to select from [Quia index]
- Author's Purpose - lab activity to identify an author's purpose in a paragraph
- Author's Purpose and Point of View - [22 slides] explanation and review
- Author's Purpose Interactive Practice Sites - a collection of resources at Internet4Classrooms
- Author's Purpose Worksheets and PowerPoint Shows - a collection of resources at Internet4Classrooms
- Evaluate Author's Purpose - Read story and print answer sheet for completion
- Identify Author's Purpose - [designed for Kindergarten, use for remediation] interactive lesson
- Identifying Different Types of Text - [Skillwise worksheet] Exercise in identifying different types of text.
- I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Someone a Letter - historical letters help students do some real-world writing
- Information and Activities for Modes of Writing - Links to various modes of writing.
- Narrative Essay - Article and help on writing narrative essay.
- Notetaker from Read/Write/Think - Useful for a wide variety of reading and writing activities, this outlining tool allows students to organize up to five levels of information. Student Interactive from Read/Write/Think
- One-Minute Video on Types of Text - When you read something, it helps to know what type of text it is and why it was written
- Online quizzes on Author's Purpose - Quiz One: Pre-Test - Quiz Two: Post-Test [These expired links are available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the pages doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
- Questioning Toolkit - seventeen types of questions from the educational journal, FNO
- Reading for a Purpose - nine activities to check understanding about the purposes of different sorts of text.
- Reason for writing - [designed for grade 2] interactive lesson plan and practice.
- Recognizing Different Types of Text - [Skillwise factsheet] How to recognize different types of text.
- Step by step guide - Guide on writing an essay.
- Template for writing a narrative - Scaffolding guide for students
- Text Types Game - [Skillwise game] Can you spot the text types?
- Types of text - [Skillwise quiz] Entry 3 quiz
- Types of text - [Skillwise quiz] Level 1 quiz
- Types of Text Game - [Skillwise game] Can you spot the text types?
- Understanding Different Types of Text - [Skillwise factsheet] How to understand different types of text.
- Write for a Real Purpose - Lesson plan
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