Author's Purpose Lesson for my Formal Evaluation
Author's Purpose
Inform, Entertain and Persuade: a lesson on Author's Purpose

This PowerPoint was created for my observation/ evaluation. It has a lesson plan and worksheet included.

It is:
*interesting and rigorous
*timed perfectly for a 53-minute class period
*showcases teacher strengths
*uses various activities for high interest
*keeps students involved

This lesson was used during my observation/ evaluation, and my principal LOVED it.

This PPT focuses on the 3 purposes-- inform, entertain and persuade-- giving examples, practice and eventually an Exit Ticket. This presentation was used for 6th and 7th grade, but could work with 5th-12th.

At one point, students can use sign language to silently engage in the lesson. (Principal and students LOVE this part!)

Included with the lesson plan are activities for partners (sorting slips) and individuals (writing). Answer keys are also provided.


Using the Essential Question: How can a reader determine the author’s purpose?, the worksheet allows students to follow along with the PowerPoint smoothly. There are pictures to stimulate interest, along with an easy format for students and teachers, alike.

The Author's Purpose lesson plan follows LFS (Learning Focused Strategies) to include an activating strategy, teaching strategies and summarizing strategies.

The lesson helps students determine the author's purpose as found in the Common Core Standards: "Reading Standards for Informational Text - Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author distinguishes his or her position from that of others." This teaches students to look for clues to the author's purpose.

I truly think you will like this one!


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Created: Oct 12, 2015

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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