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Identifying the Author's Purpose Lesson Plan and Teaching Resources for Weird Sea Creatures

Identifying the Author's Purpose Lesson Plan and Teaching Resources for Weird Sea Creatures

This nonfiction text is a perfect springboard for a mini lesson on author’s purpose.  Use the page-specific questions to help students analyze many of the author’s choices such as the inclusion of certain nonfiction text features.  Then discuss whether or not the author's choices helped her to effectively inform her reader.
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  • Reader’s notebook prompt with optional ‘I Can’ statements
  • Note: This set of instructional resources is for use with the book Weird Sea Creatures by Laura Marsh. A copy of the book is not included in this set of resources.
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This nonfiction text is a perfect springboard for a mini lesson on author’s purpose.  Use the page-specific questions to help students analyze many of the author’s choices such as the inclusion of certain nonfiction text features.  Then discuss whether or not the author's choices helped her to effectively inform her reader.
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  • Identifying the Author's Purpose lesson plan for Weird Sea Creatures
  • 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:
Weird Sea Creatures
Book Author:
Laura Marsh
Grade Level:
2
Genre(s):
Informational, Nonfiction
F&P Guided Reading Level:
L
DRA Level:
24, 28
Reading Recovery Level:
19, 20
Theme(s):
Animals & Insects
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Identifying the Author's Purpose:
RI.2.2, RI.2.6, RI.2.8, RI.2.10, RF.2.3, RF.2.4, SL.2.1b, SL.2.1c, SL.2.2, SL.2.3, W.2.8, L.2.6
Identifying the Author's Purpose:
2.1A, 2.1C, 2.1D, 2.6A, 2.6E, 2.6I, 2.7A, 2.7B, 2.7C, 2.7D, 2.7E, 2.7F, 2.8C, 2.9C, 2.9D(i), 2.9D(ii), 2.9D(iii), 2.10A, 2.10B, 2.10C, 2.13C, 2.13E, 2.13G
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