Understanding Author's Purpose

Grade 7 / ELA / Author's Purpose
CCSS: ELA.RI.7.6 ELA.W.7.2a

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

RI

Reading Standards for Informational Text 6-12

7

7th Grade

6

Determine an author'€™s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author distinguishes his or her position from that of others.

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Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

W

Writing Standards 6-12

7

7th Grade

2a

Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

a. Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information, using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/ effect; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.

b. Develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.

c. Use appropriate transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.

d. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.

e. Establish and maintain a formal style.

f. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented.

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Length

11 minutes

Objective

Work in small groups to practice writing for different purposes

Questions to Consider

  • Why do you think the teacher uses a writing lesson to reinforce the concept of author's purpose?
  • How does the teacher create an understanding of how an author's purpose or intent influences their writing?
  • In what ways do students demonstrate their understanding of writing for different purposes?

Common Core Standards

ELA.RI.7.6, ELA.W.7.2a

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Supporting Materials

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  • Instructional Plan.PDF

  • Worksheet: Reflection Questions.PDF

  • Student Work.PDF

  • Handout: Activity and Group Roles.PDF

  • Handout: Cover Page.PDF

  • Teacher Commentary.PDF

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Grade 7 / ELA / Author's Purpose

Understanding Author's Purpose