Analyzing Author's Purpose

To understand a speaker/writer's purpose, a reader must go beyond the text and learn something about the author. Once students learn about the author, they can read for the central message/claim and the intended audience. With this information, they can explain a purpose beyond to inform, to persuade, to entertain. Analyzing Author's Purpose provides focus questions that will teach students how to understand an author's purpose and point of view.

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We've mapped our literacy lessons and reading, speaking, and writing skills to state standards, Common Core, and NGSS. The standards are "the what" to teach. Our lessons are "the how" to meet the expectations defined by the standards. Click on the links below to view our quick reference table that maps standards to literacy lessons.

Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.
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