If you are looking for a fun way to teach your students about "author's purpose", you just found it! I have provided 3 different yummy writing activities (one for each purpose: to persuade, to inform, and to entertain) using 3 different genres for writing (letter, how to, and journal). You could celebrate at the end of this unit by having milk and chocolate chip cookies!
This bundle contains 3 different activities, one for each purpose for writing: To Persuade, To Inform, and To Entertain.
To Eat or Not To Eat Cookies (Author's Purpose: To Persuade) - Letter to the Principal (Teacher Directions) - Reasons To Eat or Not To Eat Graphic Organizer - Letter to the Principal (Student Directions) - Letter to the Principal Writing Page
How To Make Chocolate Chip Cookies (Author's Purpose: To Inform) - Ingredients Brainstorming Graphic Organizer - Descriptive Word Graphic Organizer - How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookies Sequence Graphic Organizer - How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookies Final Copy (2 pages)
Diary of a Chocolate Chip Cookie (Author's Purpose: To Entertain) - Chocolate Chip Journal Entry (Teacher Directions) - Cookie Character Traits Graphic Organizer - Five Different Diary Pages
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A Series of 3rd Grade Events
I taught 3rd grade for 10 years in San Antonio, Texas, and I have now been teaching 2nd grade for 2 years. I love books and have a passion for reading. I enjoy teaching and creating units to actively engage my students.