This week I am working on Author's Purpose which I have always struggled teaching this concept to my little nuggets.
My students absolutely LOVE when I read to them. They are in a trance & I have 100% of their attention any time I read to them. I have been tying in a lot of concepts with trade books & it really seems to be helping.
These are the books I used to teach Author's Purpose.
This book is ABSOLUTELY H.I.L.A.R.I.O.U.S! I wouldn't expect anything less from Jerry Seinfeld. I picked this gem up at a garage sale! I love reading it & being ALL DRAMATIC...I should tape myself for you! This book is a MUST for Halloween.
The next day I had them think about the story and told them a few of my personal stories and even wrote a few similar to the book. I totally remember many parts of the book when growing up & going trick-or-treating. I double sided the above & the below page together. I also indicated which Common Core standard this covers (1.W.3, 1.W.5, 1.W.6).
I included the above sheet that I use with my kiddos while in Daily 5. It never fails they ALWAYS forget to capitalize & add punctuation....it drives me nuts!
This is the next book which I have NEVER read but heard it was great to connect with Author's Purpose. Oh.My.Word! It is a tear jerker! The author, Patricia Polacco, wrote the story about a little girl who struggles with dyslexia until one teacher, Mr. Falker, changed her life. It's such a touching story! I borrowed it from our school library but I must have my own copy.
I'm finishing this story when my NEW principal walks in for an unannounced short observation. My voice began to shake & I started stumbling over my words. Did you ever see Meet the Parents????? Do you see where I'm going???? Try saying Mr. Falker & you'll know what I'm talking about.
Don't let this happen to you.........
The above page was given as an Author's Purpose assessment.
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Keep on trick-or-treating & stop by & see Tammy.............