Animal Myth Busters Author’s Purpose Activity


How to teach Author’s Purpose

Using Animal Myth Busters Author’s Purpose Activity, students read animal myths to explain how an author uses evidence to support points in a text.

In a non-fiction piece, authors write to share facts on a topic. This activity will help your students to find evidence to support the author’s opinion on animal myths busters.

Students will read three different animal myth busters texts to share evidence to support the author’s main point. Then, students share the information with the class through a poster.

Other resources to use with this Animal Myth Busters Author’s Purpose Activity

If you are using this activity, your students are probably learning about animals and point of view.

Use this My Point of View Activity as an additional resource for your students.

Introduce this Animal Myth Busters Author’s Purpose Activity by having students share what they know about a specific animal. Next, students share different ways that they learn about a animal. Examples could be experiences with animals, other books they read, or television shows. Then, students complete the activity independently or with a partner. Finally, students share what they have learned about the animal myths they read about. Once finished, students can research more about the animals they read about or create posters to share myths about animals. This activity is a purposeful resource for homework or literacy center practice.

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