Do you get excited about teaching author’s purpose?! Well, I normally don’t because I just don’t have a ton of tricks up my sleeves or resources for it on hand. However, this year I vowed to do things differently. We’ve been talking a lot about the Author’s Purpose throughout the year, but we really needed to hit PERSUADE this week in a big way.
So, I took out my handy-dandy charts from last year (PTL I saved those puppies!!)
And, we got to work! We made Author’s Purpose pencils…. because authors use pencils, of course! I actually used THIS freebie that I have in my shop. I just cut the yellow paper myself so it could be a tad longer! And, the flap-ups are from THIS unit!
I gave my students THIS paper to cut/sort under the flaps. (side-note, I haven’t checked for errors, so print at your own risk!). Then, I gave each table several books. They recorded the titles underneath the correct flap… easy peasy!!!
These definitely added a little spunk to my door!
I get asked about wall space A LOT! I hang stuff up every place I can find… including the inside and outside of my door. Very little of my room is pre-decorated because I always leave tons of room for student work. I wanted these to be at eye-level so my students can refer to them throughout the week!
You can grab the pencil FREEBIE here, sentences to sort HERE, and flap-ups HERE!
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