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The Author’s Purpose – The Practical Approach in Teaching

We are living in a time where information is at the tip of our fingers. Children are victims of such exposure. So, students who are taught on how to identify the author’s purpose will be equipped to comprehend real life advertisements and newspaper articles. The following resources outline the practical way of teaching the author’s purpose to students. Teachers will benefit from the suggestions.
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The Author’s Purpose – The Practical Approach in Teaching
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    Teachers may use this video presentation to introduce the author’s purpose using the word (“PIE”- persuasion, inform and entertain). Students will be fascinated with the simple, interesting and interactive way the presentation was delivered. I found the presentation interesting and entertaining. Teachers may apply or use the information in their lessons.
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    This article highlights ways to teach students how to find the author’s purpose. Students today are surrounded with information. Teaching this skill to students will help them not accept every opinion as facts. I appreciate the point on how to identify bias. Students may pull names and titles of the people cited and see how credible there are. Teachers may use this article as a guide in teaching on how to find the author’s purpose.
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    Learning about the author’s purpose brings about different styles of questioning. This book provides vivid examples of what the author knows. Also, there is a procedure where students will use their visual, kinesthetic and reasoning ability. I am impressed with the demonstration of using vinegar and how the word is used in different context. Teachers may use this book as a guide in helping students in using practical techniques in understanding the author’s purpose. (Purchase may be required)
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    Using the newspaper is a great tool in teaching the author’s purpose. Students will be able to identify articles that inform, entertain and persuade. Teachers may use this tool in enhancing the students’ skills. In this way, students are exposed to real life examples that will guide them throughout their lives. Teachers may gain insight from this lesson plan and may use it in their lessons.
  • Suzzanne McLean says:
    This website gives ideas for teaching the author’s purpose at all levels including the kindergarten level. I am impressed with the lesson for teaching young children. Teachers may use television toy commercials or advertisement in identifying the author’s purpose. Both the student and teacher can talk about how the toy companies make their toys fun since there purpose is to persuade persons to buy the toy.
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