RI.2.6 Worksheets, Workbooks, Lesson Plans, and Games

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.6

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"Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe."

These worksheets, workbooks, and lesson plans can help students practise this Common Core State Standards skill.

Worksheets

Author's Purpose
Worksheet
Author's Purpose
All authors write for a reason, be it to explain, entertain, or persuade their readers. In this activity, your students will consider the author’s purpose of a book of their choosing, then justify their answer.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Featured Character Postcard
Worksheet
Featured Character Postcard
Help your child tap into this fictional attraction by sharing about their favorite character with a pen pal! Your young reader will use this fun postcard template to describe their favorite character, including their favorite piece of dialogue.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fact or Opinion: Howler Monkeys
Worksheet
Fact or Opinion: Howler Monkeys
Your students will use this two-sided worksheet to practise distinguishing between facts and opinions. As they do, they’ll have fun learning about howler monkeys!
Year 3
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Finding the Purpose
Worksheet
Finding the Purpose
Help your year three students identify the author’s purpose as they answer questions about a nonfiction text.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Where's the Evidence?
Worksheet
Where's the Evidence?
Help your year three students identify the evidence behind the author’s purpose.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Book Report Sketch
Worksheet
Book Report Sketch
Invite students to share their favorite character from a book with a pen pal! Students will fill out details about their favorite character on this postcard.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Lesson Plans

Why I Write
Lesson plan
Why I Write
Year three students will step into the author’s shoes as they hunt for evidence to determine what a nonfiction author’s purpose might be.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Examining Author's Purpose in a Nonfiction Text
Lesson plan
Examining Author's Purpose in a Nonfiction Text
This lesson will help students identify the author's point of view and purpose for writing an informational text.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan

Workbooks

Natural Resources for Kids
Workbook
Natural Resources for Kids
Count on this vocabulary-focused resource as the go-to workbook all about natural resources! Write, research and get a breakdown of the world around by the natural resources we need and use.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
Workbook

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