1. Topic-
Author's Purpose - Intensive Reading
2. Content-
Author's Purpose- The reason that the author is writing the passage.

Inform- The author will state the facts without giving opinions.

Persuade- The author will try to get the reader to feel, think, or act a certain way.

Entertain- The author will try to make the reader laugh, have fun, and enjoy reading the passage or story.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. The students will comprehend author's purpose.
2. The students will be able to read different examples and say whether they are informative, persuasive, or entertaining.
3. The students will understand why author's purpose is relevant.
4. Objectives-
1. The students will stay focused and on task.
2. The students will participate in class room discussions as well as volunteering to answer questions.
5. Materials and Aids-
-Two posters with vocabulary on them.
-Multiple worksheets for each student.
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Start by explaining what author's purpose is.
2. Explain what the posters are and how they can help with assignment.
3. Ask class if they have any questions and further explain author's purpose.

B. Development-

1. Allow class 8 to 10 minutes for them to read The Author's Purpose worksheet and fill it out.
2. Go over it together and make sure they understand the correct answers.

C. Practice-

1. Students will work together in small groups to identify which category six slides belong to.
2. Go over answers as a class and explain the reasoning behind them.

D. Independent Practice-

1. Students will have a moment to individually do the questions on the Author's Purpose Lesson worksheet.
2. Ask for volunteers to answer the author's purpose and reasoning for each question.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. Ask for real life examples of author's purpose.
2. Talk about real life examples such as commercials for weight loss pills.
3. Clarify that books you read to entertain do not necessarily have to make you laugh.

F. Checking for understanding-

1. Allow students five to seven minutes to fill out the lesson vocabulary.

G. Closure-

1. Wrap up by asking students why author's purpose matters.
2. Explain that figuring out the author's purpose helps us understand what we are reading.
3. Also explain that it can be used on the FCAT when asked about the main idea of a passage.

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