RI.2.6 Author’s Purpose



This RI.2.6 Author’s Purpose unit is packed full of standards-based lesson plans, professionally Lexiled passages, and activities to use while you are teaching the standard RI2.6. If you are not teaching Common Core, then the unit is still valuable to use when teaching students to find the author’s purpose (persuade, entertain, inform) and explain how the author conveys their purpose (explain, answer, describe).

*There is now a digital component included in this resource. The passages and graphic organizers are now created in Google Slides. You can get access to the digital versions on page 5 of the PDF. (The lesson plans, small group activities, and assessments are not digitally converted at this time.)*

Please check out the preview to see ALL that you’re getting!

In the RI.2.6 pack you will receive:

  • 3 Mini Lessons
  • 8 Graphic Organizers
  • 9 Lexile leveled Passages (levels listed below)
  • 5 Interactive Pieces (for notebook or plain paper)
  • 8 Task Cards for any texts
  • 1 Summative Assessment (with answer key)
  • Answer Keys for certain lesson plan activities, all passages, and assessment

The reading passages and assessments are now professionally leveled by Lexile.

  • Sign Language- 570L
  • Museums- 560L
  • How to Swim- 590L
  • Using Sunscreen- 590L
  • Zoos- 580L
  • How to Bake Cupcakes- 590L
  • Electric Cars- 590L
  • Flamingos- 570L
  • How to Brush Your Teeth- 480L
  • Assessment Reading #1- 580L
  • Assessment Reading #2- 560L

Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.

If you’re interested in using only the digital versions of the passages and graphic organizers, you can buy the 2nd Grade Digital bundle here. This only comes with digital versions of the passages and graphic organizers.

This RI.2.6 Author’s Purpose unit purchase is for one single classroom only.
If you’re interested in sharing with other classrooms, make sure to buy the extra licenses. If you are interested in a site license, please contact me for a quote at [email protected].

SAVE BIG! Buy this pack in 2 possible bundles.
Click here for the READING bundle.
Click here for the ELA ALL-YEAR curriculum bundle.