Lesson 2: Identifying an Author’s Purpose - Part 2
- Learning Goal
- Use a graphic organizer to identify the author’s purpose.
- Identify text evidence that supports the author’s purpose.
- Approximately 50 minutes
- Necessary Materials
- Provided: “A Tricky Monkey,” “Fit for Life,” Example Direct Teaching Graphic Organizer, Example Guided Practice Graphic Organizer, Independent Practice Passage and Worksheet
Not Provided: chart paper, markers
will read the passage “A Tricky Monkey” (provided in Books and Passages). I will complete a graphic organizer, identifying the author’s purpose and the details that support the author’s purpose. (Direct Teaching Teacher Example Graphic Organizer is provided below in Teacher and Student Materials.)
Ask: How did I identify the author's purpose in the passage? Students should respond that you used a graphic organizer and identified key details in the text that gave you clues as to why the author wrote the passage.
will read the passage “Fit for Life" (provided in Books and Passages). We will complete a graphic organizer, identifying the author’s purpose and the details that support the author’s purpose. (Guided Practice Teacher Example Graphic Organizer is provided below.)
will read the passage “Ice City” (provided in Books and Passages). You will complete the graphic organizer, identifying the author’s purpose and the details that tell the reader the author’s purpose. (Student Independent Practice is provided below.)
Build Student Vocabulary ignore
|Tier 2 Word: ignore|
|Contextualize the word as it is used in the story||"The monkeys were upset with Kojo. They ignored him."|
|Explain the meaning student-friendly definition)||Ignore means to purposely refuse to pay attention to something or someone. If the monkeys ignored Kojo, it means they stopped paying attention to him.|
|Students repeat the word||Say the word ignore with me: ignore.|
|Teacher gives examples of the word in other contexts||When I feel ignored, it makes me upset; I like it when people listen to me. I ignore my mother when she is bugging me about cleaning my room.|
|Students provide examples||How do you react when someone ignores you? Start by saying, “When someone ignores me, I …”|
|Students repeat the word again.||What word are we talking about? Ignore.|
|Additional Vocabulary Words||scolded, trust|
After reading "Fit for Life," explain to students that water is one of the most important parts of a good diet. Water carries nutrients through the body and helps us get rid of waste. Water cools our body after physical activity, and is important for maintaining healthy joints. Are beverages like Gatorade and Vitamin Water good substitutions for water? Many scientists do not think so. Vitamin Water contains too much sugar and can disrupt your body's ability to battle sickness. Sugar is converted into fat in your body, so it is also not helpful for maintaining a healthy weight.
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