On to some school stuff. This week we one skill we are teaching is author's purpose. This is one of my favorite things to teach! In honor of Halloween, I thought that I would share some of my favorite activities for author's purpose.
1. Fly Swat - Write Persuade, Inform, and Entertain on different cards. Prepare cards with small paragraphs with different types of author's purpose. Students use fly swatters to 'swat' the answer. Click here for a link to a website with some great worksheets with examples. As a bonus, you can use these worksheets for a quick check of the skill.
2. Writing - Last year, I found individual bags of candy corn. I wrote the different types of author's purpose on index cards. Students then need to write a story or paragraph about the candy corn using the author's purpose on their index cards. This can be done with any kind of candy. I like the individual bags because there is information printed on the packages. It makes it easier for those that get inform.
3. Scholastic Book Orders - Have students cut out the different books and glue them onto a sheet labeled with the different types of author's purpose.
4. TPT - I found this great file folder game on TPT! Click here to check it out. I can't wait to try this out in my classroom.