1. Topic-
Author's Perspective/ Author's Purpose
Standard- LA.
2. Content-
Author's Perspective, Author's Purpose, Persuade, Inform, Entertain
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. Student will be able to identify the author's purpose in writing a passage.
2. Student will be able to identify how author's perspective/purpose influences text.
4. Objectives-
1. Student will identify the correct Author's Purpose 4 out of 5 times using visual items (photo cues).
2.Student will identify correct Author's Purpose 4 out of 5 times using small passages.
5. Materials and Aids-
PowerPoint presentation on Author's Purpose, FCRR center sorting Author's Purpose, index cards, markers, pencils, handouts, paper, The Three Little Pigs, and The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1.We will start by activating schema and discussing what we already know about author's purpose.
2.Students will review a classroom focus chart made earlier in the year on the topic.
3. Beginning of PowerPoint focuses on reviewing schema.

B. Development-

1.PowerPoint then moves into visual examples. (Advertisements: Persuade, Street signs: Inform, Comic Strip: Entertain.
2. We will then move on to short textual examples. (One paragraph samples of various types of passages).
3. Teacher reads The Three Little Pigs and discusses Author's Purpose with students (Entertain). Then, teacher reads The True Story of the Three Little Pigs and discusses the "Author" (The Wolf)'s perspective (Persuade).

C. Practice-

1.Students will hold up index cards labeled P, I, and E. for the appropriate "Author's" purpose during the slideshow of images.
2. Students will hold up notecards for appropriate purpose when reading short passages.
3. Students will work in randomly selected small groups to complete FCRR center on Author's Purpose.

D. Independent Practice-

1. Students will randomly draw a P, I, or E out of a hat and write a short paragraph with their Purpose in mind.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. Some students may illustrate their Author's Purpose writing assignment.
2. Teacher will work with small groups as needed.

F. Checking for understanding-

1. Student will complete a short written assessment to monitor understanding.
2. Student will identify the Author's Purpose in at least one book during independent reading time.

G. Closure-

1. Teacher will collect everyone's paragraph and read them aloud.
2.Students will identify the Author's Purpose in their classmate's paragraphs.
7. Evaluation-
1. Good progress was made as 12 of 13 students present were able to correctly identify Author's Purpose at least 4 out of 5 times. Remaining student was 3 out of 5 and will work small group later.
8. Teacher Reflection-
The lesson went well. I will need to tweak the PowerPoint as it had a few too many examples (I didn't show them all during lesson.) Students enjoyed the notecard "votes" to say what the Purpose was and REALLY enjoyed the stories.

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