Author’s Purpose 3rd Grade, Language Arts Mary Ruebusch McCurdy School Click for Teacher Pages
Teacher’s Page Objective: This activity is intended to let students see what an author may be thinking while writing a poem. Activity: Students will read the poem and the author’s notes. They will answer in journals.
Teacher Page Procedure: 1. Read the poem and author notes. 2. Answer questions in a journal. 3. Discuss answers.
Sun Tag The Wind and the Sun Played tag all day. The Sun was it, The Wind ran away.
Author’s Notes When 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
When I write poetry I like to personify my subject. Including at least one rhyme is also important to me. Personify: to make an object like a person
Think about the poem. Why do you think the author called this poem ‘Sun Tag’? Write in your journal.
Write in your journal. Why did the poet write this poem? What weather principles was the author thinking about? Click back to find answer
What is personified in this poem? How is it personified? Click twice for clues.
Think of another example of personification. Write in your journal. Click for a suggestion. The end