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Identify the purpose for writing (i.e., to inform, to describe, to persuade). SPI 0601.3.1

Links verified on 6/5/2014

  1. Author's purpose activity - This section includes a variety of activities designed to help you determine the author's purpose. Follow the directions on each screen and complete the activities
  2. Author's Purpose - online quiz with self checking
  3. Author's Purpose - read A Winning Breakfast and answer questions on paper - a detailed explanation follows passage, teaching how to find the answers in passages An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  4. Author's Purpose - read Save the Wilbur and answer questions on paper - a detailed explanation follows passage, teaching how to find the answers in passages An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  5. Author's Purpose Interactive Practice Sites - a collection of resources at Internet4Classrooms Internet4Classrooms step-by-step module
  6. Author's Purpose and Point of View - Pre Test - ten multiple choice questions [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  7. Author's Purpose and Point of View - Post Test - ten multiple choice questions [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  8. Author's Purpose Worksheets and PowerPoint Shows - a collection of resources at Internet4Classrooms Internet4Classrooms step-by-step module
  9. Expository Essays:
    1. Expository Writing - Eight different examples of expository organizational patterns
    2. The Expository Essay - Examples of expository essays
    3. Expository Writing Tips! - The information was taken from "Blowing Away the State Writing Assessment Test" by Jane Bell Kiester available through Maupin House Publishing.
    4. Writing a "How-to" Explanation - Student model as an example An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  10. Finding the purpose of each paragraph - from a site on preparing for the GRE
  11. Game - Author's Purpose - matching game
  12. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Someone a Letter - historical letters help students do some real-world writing
  13. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsInformation and Activities for Modes of Writing - Links to various modes of writing.
  14. Information Elimination (6 - 8) model, instruct, and practice narrowing a topic for expository writing This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  15. Narrative Essays :
    1. Multiple Paragraph Essay - Pointers on writing an essay [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
    2. Narrative Essay - Article and help on writing narrative essay.
    3. Step by step guide - Guide on writing an essay.
    4. Student Writing Tools Handbook - [25 pages] Transitions, rubrics, grammar, citations, and more [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.] An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
    5. Template for writing a narrative - Scaffolding guide for students An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
    6. Writing a Personal Narrative - Student model as an example An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  16. Personal Narrative - writer's model
  17. Persuasive writing
    1. Can you Convince me? - Lesson plan
    2. Graphic Organizer - scaffolding aid for your students as they plan their essay
    3. How are They Selling It? - students read three advertisements and evaluate the type of persuasive writing being employed
    4. Persuasive Writing Prompts from a home schooling site
    5. Scholastic's Writing Workshop - You already spend a lot of time trying to persuade your parents or teachers to allow you to watch more TV or do less homework. Now you can use those same skills to write a persuasive essay!
    6. Writing a Persuasive Essay - Student model as an example An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
    7. Writing to Persuade - Persuasion means making someone with a different point of view from your own change their mind to your way of thinking.
    8. Writing to Persuade Rubric - Perhaps your students can understand writing to persuade better by seeing this rubric.
  18. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsPersuade Me - Using junk mail from home, students will be able to recognize and use persuasive techniques. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  19. Purpose and Point of View - Choose the correct answer for each question. self checking.
  20. Sample assignment - Invent an X-ray satellite, name it, draw a picture of it. Write a one- to two-page persuasion letter addressed to your Congressperson or essay for your local newspaper in order to obtain funding for your X-ray astronomy mission. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  21. The writer's purpose and voice - from a site on preparing for the GRE
  22. Writing Prompts - Narrative, Persuasive and Expository
  23. Writing to Persuade - Persuasion means making someone with a different point of view from your own change their mind to your way of thinking.
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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