Identify the author's
purpose of each piece. Then, support your answer with evidence from
the piece. Remember, identifying the author's purpose helps you
comprehend while you read. Read each piece and choose the author's
purpose. In each piece below, is the author trying to inform/teach,
entertain, or persuade/convince
his or her audience? What information from the text helped you choose?
Be sure to
click on the "x" in the corner of the pop up picture
each time to close it!!
Jim was unable to get to sleep. When he went to bed
he cried. Tomorrow is his birthday party and it is going to be ruined.
How can we go sledding with no snow? The
next morning, when Jim got out of bed and ran to the window, he shouted with
glee, "The snow has fallen and we can go sledding!" Jim was
happy because now he can have his birthday sledding party.
If you want to become a better reader you need to read
often. Research supports that children need to read frequently to be
able to read fluently and to be able read high frequency words. All students will
benefit by reading at least 20 - 30 minutes per day. Make it a point
and read more often!
Having good manners means being polite and thoughtful to
others. Saying a simple please and thank you are
examples of good manners. Holding a door open for someone is very
polite. Practicing good table manners is being thoughtful. Some good
table manners would include
placing your napkin on your lap, asking someone to please pass
something you would like, and eating neatly. Giving someone a sincere
compliment and graciously accepting a compliment by saying thank you
are more ways to show good manners. Using good manners is a way to show
respect for others and an example of The Golden Rule!