Author's purpose and craft: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking using multiple texts. The student uses critical inquiry to analyze the authors' choices and how they influence and communicate meaning within a variety of texts. The student analyzes and applies author's craft purposefully in order to develop his or her own products and performances. The student is expected to:
A graphic organizer for students to use when categorizing sensory details.
Have a Figurative Language bowl review with this self-checking Google interactive activity.
Teach figurative language using our comprehensive instructional slide deck and accompanying activities.
Practice analyzing poetry with this poem and set of comprehension questions.
A comprehension worksheet paired with a poem about a thinker.
Practice identifying and using metaphors with this differentiated metaphors worksheet.
Enhance your students' comprehension, vocabulary, and writing skills using a high-interest reading passage about Tornadoes.
Explore the various literary devices used by authors with the set of colorful classroom posters.
An article and comprehension task celebrating women and Women's History Month.
Experiment with similes by writing a simile poem about a special person.
An article about springtime blooms and festivals paired with a comprehension task.
Meet famous Black History Month figures with this informational text and comprehension questions activity.
An editable text structure instructional slide deck to use when teaching text structures to your students.
Play this figurative language game with a group to practice recognizing and inventing metaphors, similes, and personification.
A poster highlighting the three main reasons an author writes a piece of text - to persuade, to inform, to entertain.
Explore figurative language in poetry with this age-appropriate poem and accompanying vocabulary questions.
A set of comprehension task cards to help students identify the author's purpose when reading.
Teach students about similes and metaphors by asking them to describe... themselves!
A comprehension worksheet paired with a comic about being safe when sharing photos on digital platforms.
Review our profile on the first Black woman astronaut and answer questions to reinforce understanding.
Explore figurative language in context with this set of 28 sorting cards.
An engaging 44 slide interactive PowerPoint to use in the classroom when introducing comprehension strategies.
Discover famous explorers like John Cabot with printable reading comprehension activities.
Organize ideas and context clues that support the author's purpose from your assigned texts.
An article about historic women paired with a comprehension task.
A template to practice using onomatopeias in a piece of text.
A worksheet to help teach students the author's craft of using modality words to persuade the reader.
A reading passage paired with a comprehension activity about bees.
A teaching resource to help teach your students about author's purpose.
A poster providing a definition and example of an onomatopoeia poem.
A set of 24 text structure cards to use in a sorting or scoot activity.
Build vocabulary and have fun with an interactive Idioms activity.