Friday, February 11, 2011

Think about the author's purpose

We are continuing to talk, write, and read about "point-of-view". The students are becoming adept at assuming another character's point-of-view and describing it. In order to help the students identify the AUTHOR'S point-of-view, we have been working on identifying the author's PURPOSE. When you pick up a book to read with your child, ask him or her if s/he knows of the author (ie. David Shannon) and ask your child what s/he thinks the author's purpose was for writing the book.

We have added this strategy to our CAFE Menu and are practising identifying the author's intent or purpose whenever we read a new story. We will also be applying this strategy when we look at other media.

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