Read the passages below and determine the author’s purpose. Abraham Lincoln's birthday is on Feb. 12th. He was a great President of the United States. He was our 16th President. He is remembered for freeing the slaves. Katina and her brother, Jess were playing with the water hose outside one day. Jess was hiding from Katina so she wouldn't squirt him with the water. The back door opened and Katina pointed the water hose toward the door. It was Mom and she was dripping wet!
Author’s Purpose Charts 1.When you hear the music, go to one of the charts (hanging on the walls throughout the room). 2.Read the text and determine the author’s purpose. On a sticky note, write what you think the purpose is and provide a brief explanation. For example: Persuade: The author wants you to buy his product and is telling you about all the things it can do. 3. Be prepare to share you responses with the group.
Read the passage below and identify the subject, so what, and say more elements. Juan loves to play games. His favorite game is chess because it requires a great deal of thought. Juan also likes to play less demanding board games that are based mostly on luck. He prefers Monopoly because it requires luck and skill. If he’s alone, Juan likes to play action video games as long as they aren’t too violent.
Main Idea & Supporting Details 1.When you hear the music, go to one of the charts (hanging on the walls throughout the room). 2.Read the text and identify the subject, so what? and say more features. For example: SUBJECT: This text is mainly about _____. SO WHAT?!: The main thing the author wants me to know is _________________________________ SAY MORE!: The author is supporting this statement by saying ________________________. 3. Be prepare to share your responses with the group.