Presentation on theme: "3rd Grade, Language Arts Mary Ruebusch McCurdy School"— Presentation transcript:
1 3rd Grade, Language Arts Mary Ruebusch McCurdy School Author’s Purpose3rd Grade, Language ArtsMary RuebuschMcCurdy SchoolClick forTeacher Pages
2 Teacher’s PageObjective: This activity is intended to let students see what an author may be thinking while writing a poem.Activity: Students will read the poemand the author’s notes. They will answerin journals.
3 Teacher Page Procedure: 1. Read the poem and author notes. 2. Answer questions in a journal.3. Discuss answers.
4 Sun Tag The Wind and the Sun Played tag all day. The Sun was it, The Wind ran away.
5 Author’s NotesWhen I was writing this poem I was thinking about the weather principle of high and low pressure. I wanted to describe how the heat from the Sun causes the wind to blow.continued
6 Personify: to makean object like apersonWhen I write poetry I like to personify my subject. Including at least one rhyme is also important to me.
7 Think about the poem. Why do you think the author called this poem ‘Sun Tag’? Write in yourjournal.
8 Write in your journal. Why did the poet write this poem? What weather principleswas the author thinkingabout?Click backto findanswer
9 What is personified in this poem? How is it personified? Click twicefor clues.
10 Think of another example of personification. Write in your journal.Click for a suggestion.The end