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5th Grade - Purpose for Writing

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Identify the purpose for writing (i.e., to entertain, to inform, to report). SPI 0501.3.2


Links verified on 9/4/2014


  1. Author's Purpose - [designed for grade 4] lesson and practice This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  2. Author's Purpose Quizzes - Pre-test | Post-test answers are available from a link at the bottom of each test [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
  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 Worksheets and PowerPoint Shows - a collection of resources at Internet4Classrooms Internet4Classrooms step-by-step module
  7. Evaluate Author's Purpose - read story and print answer sheet for completion This link includes something for the teacher to print
  8. Expository Essays:
    1. Expository Writing - Eight different examples of expository organizational patterns
    2. Expository Writing Prompts - 11 writing prompts [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.]
    3. A Lesson in Expository Writing -The Personal Touch: - This lesson uses examples of such communication as a springboard for practice in expository 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.] A lesson plan can be found at this site
    4. The Expository Essay - Examples of expository essays
    5. Expository Writing Tips! - The information was taken from "Blowing Away the State Writing Assessment Test" by Jane Bell Kiester available through Maupin House Publishing. [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.]
    6. Expository Writing Plan - Use this information to help create your essays. [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.]
    7. Writing a "How-to" Explanation - Student model as an example An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
    8. Writing Informative Text - [Skillwise factsheet] How to write texts for a particular audience with a clear aim
  9. Game - Author's Purpose - matching game This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  10. Identifying Different Types of Text - [Skillwise worksheet] Exercise in identifying different types of text. This link includes something for the teacher to print
  11. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Someone a Letter - historical letters help students do some real-world writing
  12. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsInformation and Activities for Modes of Writing - Links to various modes of writing.
  13. Narrative Essays :
    1. Multiple Paragraph Essay - Pointers on writing an essay [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.]
    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 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.]An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
    5. Template for writing a narrative - Scaffolding guide for students An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  14. Persuasive writing
    1. Can you Convince me? - Lesson plan
    2. Persuasive Writing Prompts used in past Writing Assessments in Tennessee from the Tennessee Department of Education- Grade 5 ; Grade 8 ; Grade 11 [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.]
    3. Persuasive Writing Prompts from a home schooling site
    4. 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!
    5. Truth in Advertising - In this lesson you will: read and identify various types of advertisements, analyze advertisements for examples of persuasive writing, generalizing, exaggeration, and scare tactics, and write responses to ads that you’ve analyzed
    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. [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.]
  15. Recognizing Different Types of Text - [Skillwise factsheet] How to recognize different types of text. This link includes something for the teacher to print
  16. Text Types Game - [Skillwise game] Can you spot the text types? This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  17. Types of text - [Skillwise quiz] Entry 3 quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  18. Types of text - [Skillwise quiz] Level 1 quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  19. Types of Text Game - [Skillwise game] Can you spot the text types? This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  20. Understanding Different Types of Text - [Skillwise factsheet] How to understand different types of text. This link includes something for the teacher to print
  21. Worksheets for Author's Intent - Four activities you might want to do as a class to practice Author's Purpose.
  22. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons Write for a Real Purpose - Lesson plan A lesson plan can be found at this site



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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