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Author’s Purpose. 3rd Grade, Language Arts Mary Ruebusch McCurdy School. Click for Teacher Pages. Teacher’s Page. Objective: This activity is intended to let students see what an author may be thinking while writing a poem. Activity: Students will read the poem

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Author s purpose l.jpg

Author’s Purpose

3rd Grade, Language Arts

Mary Ruebusch

McCurdy School

Click for

Teacher Pages


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Teacher’s Page

Objective: This activity is intended to let students see what an author may be thinking while writing a poem.

Activity: Students will read the poem

and the author’s notes. They will answer

in journals.


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Teacher Page

Procedure:

1. Read the poem and author notes.

2. Answer questions in a journal.

3. Discuss answers.


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Sun Tag

The Wind and the Sun

Played tag all day.

The Sun was it,

The Wind ran away.


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Author’s Notes

When I was writing this poem I was thinking about the weather principle of high and low pressure. I wanted to describe how the heat from the Sun causes the wind to blow.

continued


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Personify: to make

an object like a

person

When I write poetry I like to personify my subject. Including at least one rhyme is also important to me.


Think about the poem why do you think the author called this poem sun tag l.jpg

Think about the poem.Why do you think the author called this poem ‘Sun Tag’?

Write in your

journal.


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Write in your journal.Why did the poet write this poem?

What weather principles

was the author thinking

about?

Click back

to find

answer


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What is personified in this poem?How is it personified?

Click twice

for clues.


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Think of another example of personification.

Write in your journal.

Click for a suggestion.

The end


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