This informational reading lesson features two graphic organizers aligned to meet Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Missouri Learning Standards (MLS). Continuing the immersive lesson theme for the visit to Grandma’s house, both Grandma and grandchild are sharing stories. Grandma broaches the topic of writing and authoring, which leads into author’s purpose.
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Lesson Plan Overview

The brief overview below has the CCSS standards listed on the first slide as well as an intro to the Venn Diagram lesson. PPTX and PDF files enclosed.

Author’s Purpose Worksheets

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PDF Versions

Student Engagement

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Standards Addressed

Common Core State Standards – GRADE 5 Reading Informational Text

Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.

Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.

Missouri Learning Standards

Reading 1C (5.R.1.C.a-b) – Develop and apply skills to the reading process. Making Connections – Compare, contrast, and analyze relevant connections between text to text.

Reading 2A (5.R.2.A.) Fiction – Develop and apply skills and strategies to comprehend, analyze, and evaluate fiction, poetry, and drama from a variety of cultures and times.

Reading 3B (5.R.3.B.) Literary Techniques – Develop and apply skills and strategies to comprehend, analyze, and evaluate nonfiction from a variety of cultures and times.

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