Thursday, April 7, 2011

Authors Purpose

I am looking for some good read alouds and/or ideas for teacher's author's purpose. Comment below and tell us what you do in your classroom to teach author's purpose.

12 comments:

Mrs. Joanna Brockhoff said...

I love Helen Lester books. She makes teaching this skill very easy to me. Some of her books include "Listen Buddy" and "Me First".

Lesson Plan SOS Teachers said...

How about using the "PIE" idea to teach author's purpose? Author write to pursuade, inform, and entertain readers. :) I introduce Gail Gibbons for inform, Robert Munsch for entertain, and Scholastic readers for persuade. You could also use poetry for persuade!
:) Melissa

Stephanie said...

My students do this weekly during Independent Reading. I have them finish this simple sentence. I learned. . .

This helps them understand the Author's Purpose of writing the book.

Anonymous said...

Author's purpose of 'to persuade' ... Mo Willems' pigeon books... we talked about how the pigeon is persuasive and then the students became authors and were persuasive in letters.

JenniferL said...

We just read "The Dot" in my class and discussed the author's message. The author's purpose might be to entertain, but would the message make it to inform? My students loved debating. Really good story with a positive message.

Mrs. Clancy said...

I think Jerry Pallotta is a great author for read alouds and author's purpose. He has great nonfiction books that focus on giving information(alphabet) and he has a ton of math theme books too. His books appeal to a wide range of ages too. His web page is great!

Mrs. Mugurussa said...

What great ideas- I can't to see what everyone else says.

Fran Kramer said...

I created a mini mobile for my room with all the possibilities...to entertain, to inform, etc. and it's a concrete way to approach it with kinderkids.
Fran@kindergartencrayons.blogspot.com

Mrs. Larremore said...

Fran,
I would love to see a picture. Love that idea! Thanks for sharing everyone. Great ideas!!

Fran Kramer said...

Let me look for it on my hard drive. I have stuff everywhere. Sometimes I put the name of the book on a clothespin and hook it on the card we decided fits the story after we read it.
Fran

Workshop Classroom said...

I wrote about author's purpose!!! I would love to see what other people do!

http://workshopclassroom.blogspot.com/2011/02/determining-authors-purpose-what-is.html

Dana Regg said...

There are some awesome "author's purpose" signs on TeachersPayTeachers.com that are free!!

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Download/Authors-Purpose-Poster