Determining Author’s Purpose and Point of View Minilesson – RI.6.6, RI.7.6


Teaching students how to determine the author’s purpose and point of view can be tricky as informational texts get more complex. This mini-lesson and scaffolded brochure will help guide your students through any nonfiction text in a meaningful way! The guided questions will help your students read closely and detect nuances in the author’s language and craft to help them reach a reasonable conclusion.


This Author’s Purpose and Point of View Lesson Includes:

  • Editable Instructional Slide Deck for PowerPoint or Google Slides
  • Scaffolded Tri-Fold You Can Use With ANY Nonfiction Text
  • Digital Notebook Alternative for Virtual Teachers

This no-frills minilesson is perfect for reviewing the author’s purpose, teaching the author’s point of view, or reading nonfiction texts to detect the author’s bias or opinion. You can use this nonfiction lesson whole group, with a small targeted group of students, or as a station rotation activity.

Do your students need more practice close reading nonfiction text? This brochure can be used repeatedly and truly shows students how to peel back the different layers of an informational text.



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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Bethany D said, “Loved this resource during remote learning!”


Supports Common Core Standards (CCSS):

RI.5.6, RI.6.6, RI.7.6

RI.5.4, RI.6.4, RI.7.4


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Nonfiction Text Features

Nonfiction Text Structure

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