Author’s Purpose – 4th & 5th Florida BEST Standards – ELA.4.R.2.3 / 5.R.2.3


Author’s Purpose – 4th & 5th – ELA.4.R.2.3 / 5.R.2.3

⭐️These Lexile® leveled close reading stories are perfect for teaching 4th & 5th grade students the author’s purpose & perspective. This packet is designed to specifically fit 4th & 5th grade Florida B.E.S.T standard ELA.4.R.2.3 & 5.R.2.3 but can be used by anyone teaching author’s purpose & perspective.


⭐️Includes Lexile leveled passages, standard based questions, anchor charts, and hands-on cut-and-paste visuals to help students master this skill.



✏️Integrated Color Coding – Color coding strategy encourages students to learn how to find and use text evidence in their answers.


✏️Comprehensive – Passages are perfect for comprehensive standard based test prep. Included anchor charts and questions make this resource great for lesson modeling. Works perfectly for small groups and guided reading.


✏️Scaffolding – Utilizes the Lexile Framework® for Reading and a mix of standard based essay and multiple choice questions to allow educators to scaffold independent work and homework. Also great for centers and interventions.


✏️Highly Engaging – Contains original stories with custom illustrations designed to engage students of all levels and interests.


What’s Included:

  1. How to Teach Forming Opinions
  2. Forming Opinions Anchor Chart
  3. Understanding Viewpoints Graphic Organizer
  4. Forming Opinions Bookmark
  5. A Tarnished Legacy – 880L / The Unlucky Team – 720L
  6. Plastic Bags Should Be Banned – 890L / Plastic Bags Aren’t to Blame – 850L
  7. Social Media is Hurting Society – 930L / Social Media Increases Social Interaction – 940L
  8. Eating Meat Hurts the Environment – 910L / Eating Meat is No Worse than Veggies – 920L
  9. Self-Driving Cars Are Genius! – 930L / Dangerous Driverless Cars – 960L
  10. Students Should Be Taught Cursive – 940L / No More Cursive – 970L
  11. Your Friendly Neighborhood Skatepark – 950L / Not So Stoked About Skateparks – 980L
  12. My Viewpoint Prompt and Stationery

Each story includes:

•1 page of multiple choice and short response questions


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