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5th Grade - Audience & Purpose

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Determine an audience and purpose for writing. 0501.3.1


Links verified on 9/2/2014


  1. Adapting to Your Audience - adjust the message - how we say to and what information we include - by recognizing that different readers can best understand different messages
  2. Audience - [somewhat advanced] This handout, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will help you understand and write for the appropriate audience when you write an academic essay
  3. Audience Analysis - article - audience analysis can help you gain valuable insight about your readers
  4. Audience and Purpose - lab activity to help students write with a purpose for an audience [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. Audience and Purpose - another lab activity to help students write with a purpose for an audience [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  6. Audience Awareness - [somewhat advanced] these suggestions from the University Writing Center of Texas A & M University include remarks about reaching out to the audience in the introduction
  7. Determining your Audience - [designed for grade 2 - use for remediation] online lesson followed by an activity This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  8. Determining your Audience Quiz - [designed for grade 2 - use for remediation] five questions related to the lesson above This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  9. Identify your Audience - [designed for grade 4] Read each paragraph and choose the correct audience
  10. Identify your Audience - [designed for grade 4] Lesson and follow up activity
  11. Identifying a Targeted Audience - this lesson plan includes a page to print for your students as a worksheet as they look through magazines you provide to look for ways that advertisers target specific audiences. An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print A lesson plan can be found at this site
  12. In Search of an Audience - lesson and exercise - consider what attitudes and assumptions potential audience members will bring with them
  13. An Introduction to Plain Language - Plain language is communication designed to meet the needs of the intended audience.
  14. Know your audience - [designed for grade 3 - use for remediation] online quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  15. Targeting Your Audience - No matter what the writing project, you should plan to write to someone.
  16. Teaching Audience through Interactive Writing - Lesson plan that can be adapted for this grade level - students work together to create a genuine invitation letter for a group of their peers. In addition to the interactive writing experience, students work independently to create invitation letters for their families. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.] A lesson plan can be found at this site
  17. Thought Starters (Asking the Right Questions) - strategies for writing [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  18. Write to Your Targeted Audience - Although this page is designed to help people writing web pages, it includes some very good suggestions for your students.
  19. Writing Guide: Audience - Recognize that different readers can best understand different messages
  20. Writing: Identifying Your Audience - stages of writing assessment



A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

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