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Author's Purpose - CCSS RL.4.1, RI.4.1


Links verified on 03/16/2022


1. Author's Point of View.

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Review the lesson "Understanding the Author's Point of View". Then practice reading the stories and determining the author's purpose.  SEE MORE
 
2. Author's Purpose in a Paragraph.

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Read each paragraph and answer the questions on the purpose.  SEE MORE
 
3. Author's Purpose Quiz.

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A PurposeGames multiple-choice quiz.  SEE MORE
 
4. Author's Purpose.

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Read each short story to determine what the author's purpose was in writing it. If you are able to correctly determine why the story was written, your game piece will move across the board. (additional resource: video and worksheet) SEE MORE
 
5. Author's Purpose.

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Read each paragraph and decide the author's purpose.  SEE MORE
 
6. Author's Purpose: Battleship.

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Answer the questions correctly and try to sink your opponent's ship.  SEE MORE
 
7. Determine the Author's Purpose.

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A variety of activities designed to help you determine the author's purpose. Follow the directions on each screen and complete the activities.  SEE MORE
 
8. Identify the Purpose.

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Identify the author's purpose in each piece.  SEE MORE
 
9. Inform/Entertain/Persuade.

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Choose the purpose for each question: to inform, to entertain or to persuade. Self checking quiz.  SEE MORE
 
10. Jeopardy: Author's Purpose.

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A jeopardy style game focusing on author's purpose. This would be fun to do as a whole class review or set up as a center! You can choose how many teams play.  SEE MORE
 
11. Rags To Riches: Author's Purpose.

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Read a short passage and determine which piece of the PIE (Persuade, Inform, Entertain) applies! SEE MORE
 
12. Snow Fight.

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If you identify the author's purpose for each statement correctly, you get a chance to throw snowballs. Throw snowballs and hit as many people as possible. SEE MORE
 
13. Wild Wild Taxi Racing (Crazy Taxi).

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In this game, identify the author's purpose correctly and your goal will be to reach the target distance within the given time limit. Each level has its specific requirements of driving distance and time limit, and you have to reach the destination as indicated by a red flag on the roadside before the time runs out, or you will lose. SEE MORE
 
14. Writing to Evaluate.

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What is being evaluated in each paragraph? After reviewing the lesson, click on "Want to play a game" to play a matching game.  SEE MORE
 

Internet4classrooms is a collaborative effort by Susan Brooks and Bill Byles.
 

  

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