Author's Purpose

I just love the PIE idea that is floating around the blogs about Author's Purpose!  There are a lot of great freebies out there!  So I didn't need to invent my own plans this week!  What a time saver!  I love our sharing community!

Persuasion
Information
Entertainment

I chose a book for each purpose to share with the kids this week.

Persuasion - Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus


  • Did the author try to convince me?
  • Did the author want to change my opinion?

Information - There's No Place Like Space (Dr. Seuss book) by Tish Rabe
  • Did the author give me facts?
  • Did the author try to teach me something?







Entertainment - There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves
  • Did the author try to make me laugh?
  • Did the author want to tell me a story?
  • Did the author try to amuse me?





I plan to keep a chart on all the books we read for the next few weeks and mark down the author's purpose for all of them.  That should help sink in the concept!!


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Little Critter Comprehension and Vocabulary Freebies

I have never used Little Critter books before in my teaching!  The kids are enjoying listening to them.

We focused on the book, The School Project by Mercer Mayer.

Comprehension: Beginning, Middle End
Phonics: -it (Little Critter)  This wasn't a big focus of my lesson.  I was working on vocabulary and comprehension.
Vocabulary: librarian, project, poster board
Writing: Just me and __________.  Students chose a person to write about.  They turned out very cute.  Kids love writing about their family!



Have a great week!  I'll be finishing my PALS testing!



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Not Norman Differentiated Math Freebie

Not Norman by Kelly Bennett is a very cute book about a boy who gets a goldfish as a pet but he wished that he had a cuddly animal.  The boy spends time trying to figure out ways to get another pet.  In the end he ends up finding a love for his new pet, Norman!
Front Cover



Comprehension Skill: Story Mapping
Vocabulary: swap, twitches, glance

This week we were reading stories about pets!  This was a fun one to read aloud.  The kids could really connect to having a pet and many could connect to having a goldfish.  This is a great time to talk about taking care of the classroom pet.

After reading the story discuss as a class the story parts.  Who are the characters?  Norman and the boy.  The boy does not have a name in the book so let the kids make up a name.  Setting:  this story has many different settings.  Problem/Solution:  The boy didn't like his pet fish, Norman.  The boy then learned to love his pet.

After discussing it orally let the students fill out a flip booklet on Character/Setting/Problem/Solution.

For our intervention math groups the students did one of the following math activities for finding partners for the numbers 5-10.

Approaching - included a "Food Bowl" with answers.

On-level - answer box was removed.

Beyond - writing a number story was added to the bottom of each sheet.
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