Talk, Talk, Talk & Author's Purpose

Well, today was interesting to say the least.  I do not have talkative little girls, but talkative little BOYS.  When they get up to do anything its as if they are in a parade or campaigning.  they have to speak to or touch every person they go by.  I even explained it to them in that way... WOW is all I can say. :)

We also worked on Author's Purpose today.  We made flip books to put into our Reading spirals and discussed each type.  Then we had an Author's Purpose scavenger hunt.  The students had 15 books with 5 categories to fit them into. (Describe, Inform, Persuade, Entertain, & Narrate.)  Entertain and Narrate are quite hard to decipher so we spent LOTS of time talking about them.  Tomorrow is Study Island, so they will get to show what they know about Author's Purpose.

** I have uploaded the flipbook to my Teacher's notebook store and will be adding the scavenger hunt soon... Check it out!!***


  1. I just must have what papers you used for this lesson! Would you be able to email me the info.? Thanks for all you do!


  2. I love all of your Author's Purpose ideas. Can you email me the copies of what you used? Thank you!


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