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How do I use details in the text to determine the author's purpose?

Common Core Standards 2017-2018 Common Assessments Print Unit 4
Primary - Reading - Grade 2 - Unit 4
Author's Purpose
In this unit, students will identify the reason why an author writes a text (persuade, inform, entertain).
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Students will use fiction and nonfiction texts to identify the author’s purpose (persuade, inform, or entertain).  Students need to provide evidence to prove the author's purpose. 

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2.RI.6-  Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.

2.RI.8- Describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a text.

 

2.L.4- A- I can use context clues to figure out the meaning of a word or phrase in sentences.

 

2.RL.1- B- I can answer questions such as who, what, where, how, when and why to show that I understand important details from the text.

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Priority Statement 

2.RI.6- I can identify the author’s purpose of a text. (what the authors want to answer, explain, or describe)

Today I will determine why the author writes a text, so that I can determine the purpose.  I’ll know I have it when I can use evidence to identify the purpose.

 

2.RI.8- I can describe the details in a text that proves the author’s point.

Today I will determine why the author writes a text, so that I can explain the purpose using details.  I’ll know I have it when I can use details from the text to prove the author’s purpose.

 

Supporting Statement 

2.L.4- A- I can use context clues to figure out the meaning of a word or phrase in sentences. 

2.RL.1- B- I can answer questions such as who, what, where, how, when and why to show that I understand important details from the text. 

Thinking Strategies: Schema, Inferring, Questioning, Determine Importance

 

 

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Author's Purpose

Persuade

Inform

Entertain

Fiction

Non-fiction

Context Clues

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