English Language Arts Lesson - Reasons to Support Author's Purpose, Grade 1

  • Activity 1 / Tractors Worksheet

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    There's something about a tractor that draws kids in. Maybe it's their big power and ability, maybe it's the fun things they can do on a farm. Whatever it is, kids do love them, and with this free worksheet, they'll get to read about what tractors do, what they use and who uses them. After they read the story, they'll get to answer basic reading comprehension questions about tractors using the multiple choices to choose from. They'll never even know they're working on their literacy skills!

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  • Activity 2 / Healthy Bodies Worksheet

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    Taking care of our bodies is one of the most basic skills we can learn. When we're practicing reading comprehension, determining an author's purpose helps lead readers to more critical thinking skills. This informative text about how to have healthy bodies is a free worksheet full of facts, and after reading, your child will be able to answer the questions about the author's purpose in writing.

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  • Activity 3 / Washing Our Hands Worksheet

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    We learn to read so we can read to learn. Informational texts carry vital facts for us to learn about and apply, so it's important when we're reading them that we know how to pull out details and understand the author's purpose for writing them. This free PDF worksheet tells children about the importance of washing our hands, giving them details about the germs they can encounter and why they want to be careful with hand washing. Then, they'll have the opportunity to apply that knowledge as they answer the reading comprehension questions that follow.

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