Reading Minis


Improving Comprehension: Author’s Purpose


This lesson will teach your students how to analyze the details in a text and determine an author’s purpose. It includes brief instruction on author’s purpose, a model, practice determining the author’s purpose and supporting it with text evidence, and multiple-choice questions that assess students’ understanding of key concepts.

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Product Description

Reading Minis for grades 3–5 provide short lessons on reading skills and strategies. Each lesson includes instruction, definitions for key terms, a model, whole-group practice, a worksheet for independent practice, a multiple-choice assessment, and a teacher’s guide. Each of these ready-made lessons can be easily opened as a PDF or HTML5 file to quickly teach a key reading skill or strategy before reading or analyzing a text.

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This lesson is one of six lessons on improving comprehension. For additional instruction on improving comprehension, see the following lessons: Making Inferences, Finding the Main Idea & Supporting Details, Finding an Implied Main Idea, Retelling (or Paraphrasing), and Fact and Opinion.


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