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Identifying the Author's Purpose Lesson Plan and Teaching Resources for I'm a Caterpillar

Identifying the Author's Purpose Lesson Plan and Teaching Resources for I'm a Caterpillar

Use I'm a Caterpillar by Jean Marzollo to work with students on identifying the author's purpose and show them that informational texts can also be entertaining! This mini lesson prompts students to stop and think about why the author wrote certain pages the way she did and what the author's reasoning might have been for writing the book.
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  • Reader’s notebook prompt with optional ‘I Can’ statements
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Use I'm a Caterpillar by Jean Marzollo to work with students on identifying the author's purpose and show them that informational texts can also be entertaining! This mini lesson prompts students to stop and think about why the author wrote certain pages the way she did and what the author's reasoning might have been for writing the book.
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  • Identifying the Author's Purpose lesson plan for I'm a Caterpillar
  • Identifying the Author's Purpose worksheet and answer key
  • Identifying the Author's Purpose graphic organizer
  • Reader’s notebook prompt with optional ‘I Can’ statements
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Book Title:
I'm a Caterpillar
Book Author:
Jean Marzollo
Grade Level:
1
Genre(s):
Informational, Nonfiction
F&P Guided Reading Level:
G
DRA Level:
12
Reading Recovery Level:
11, 12
Theme(s):
Animals & Insects, Spring
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Identifying the Author's Purpose:
RI.1.1, RI.1.2, RI.1.3, RI.1.5, RI.1.7, RI.1.8, RI.1.10, RF.1.1, RF.1.2, SL.1.1b, SL.1.2, SL.1.3, SL.1.5, W.1.5, W.1.8, L.1.6
Identifying the Author's Purpose:
1.1A, 1.1C, 1.1D, 1.6A, 1.6E, 1.6G, 1.6I, 1.7B, 1.7C, 1.7D, 1.7E, 1.7F, 1.8A, 1.9D(i), 1.9D(ii), 1.9D(iii), 1.10A, 1.10B, 1.10C, 1.10E, 1.13D, 1.13E
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