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Identifying the Author's Purpose

Reading in English

Low Int – Int

Grades 9–12

In this lesson, students learn how to identify the author’s purpose in a short text. They learn clues, tips, and a helpful acronym to find the author’s primary purpose. This lesson includes vocabulary review practice, comprehension, and assessment.

  • purpose
  • persuade
  • entertain
  • acronym
  • informative
  • neutral
  • recipient
  • primary
PDF Content
  • warm-up
  • reading
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • comprehension
  • guided practice
  • independent practice
  • assessment
Task Content
  • Lesson Objective(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Warm-Up(Reference)
  • Reading(Reference)
  • Identifying the Author's Purpose A(Reference)
  • Identifying the Author's Purpose B(Multiple-Choice)
  • Guided Practice 1: Reading(Reference)
  • Guided Practice 1: Questions(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Guided Practice 2: Reading(Reference)
  • Guided Practice 2: Questions(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Guided Practice 3: Reading(Reference)
  • Guided Practice 3: Questions(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Vocabulary Review A(Type in the Blanks)
  • Vocabulary Review B(Matching)
  • More Practice: Reading(Reference)
  • More Practice: Questions(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Assessment A: Reading(Reference)
  • Assessment B: Questions(Open-Ended Questions)