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:
Teach figurative language using our comprehensive instructional slide deck and accompanying activities.
A graphic organizer for students to use when categorizing sensory details.
An editable text structure instructional slide deck to use when teaching text structures to your students.
Practice identifying and creating examples of figurative language with this printable worksheet.
Explore the various literary devices used by authors with the set of colorful classroom posters.
Experiment with similes by writing a simile poem about a special person.
Practice identifying and using metaphors with this differentiated metaphors worksheet.
Explore figurative language in context with this set of 28 sorting cards.
Explore figurative language in poetry with this age-appropriate poem and accompanying vocabulary questions.
Show your students an example of a simile using this colorful classroom display poster.
An article about historic women paired with a comprehension task.
An engaging 44 slide interactive PowerPoint to use in the classroom when introducing comprehension strategies.
Teach students about similes and metaphors by asking them to describe... themselves!
A set of 24 text structure cards to use in a sorting or scoot activity.
Play this figurative language game with a group to practice recognizing and inventing metaphors, similes, and personification.
Organize ideas and context clues that support the author's purpose from your assigned texts.
A poster providing a definition and example of an onomatopoeia poem.
A poster highlighting the three main reasons an author writes a piece of text - to persuade, to inform, to entertain.
In this author's purpose activity, students will sort 20 phrase cards into groups by identifying whether the text is meant to inform, persuade, or entertain.
A poster highlighting how to find word meaning in context when reading a piece of text.
A fun comprehension strategy board game for students to play during literacy rotations.
Practice sweet reading skills on Valentine’s Day with a set of Sweetheart Fact and Opinion task cards.
Provide students with a visual reminder of the types of figurative language with this classroom display poster.
A comprehension worksheet paired with a poem about the season of spring.
A set of 40 simile matchup cards with illustrations.
A teaching resource to help teach your students about author's purpose.
A template to practice using onomatopeias in a piece of text.
Build comprehension skills and learn about human impact on ecosystems with a reading passage and worksheets.
A worksheet to help teach students the author's craft of using modality words to persuade the reader.
Teach your students to identify the author’s purpose in a text with a teaching presentation.
A poster providing a definition and example of an alliteration poem.
A set of 14 task cards for upper elementary students to use after reading a fiction text.