Author's Purpose and Learning Ow and Ou with Owls

I hope everyone had a great week!  Ours was filled with learning all about author's purpose.  I found some really great stuff on TPT I used this week.  I forgot to take a picture, but this cute PIE activity came in handy.  We used it as a resource all week.  I also used these handouts that were awesome!  Below is one of our anchor charts for the weekly story.

I also made this little packet of activities to use to teach author's purpose.

I rotated these packets among the groups.  Each had a picture book in it and a printable to complete. 

I used this one to model how to do the activity.  It is a great book for persuasion.

We did the activity together, first.  Then, I let them work in groups.

They had so much fun and were so engaged.  They were author's purpose experts by the end of the week!

There are also some posters and a brown bag template included.  Check it out if you need something extra for author's purpose.

At our school, we are limited on copies, so we are always looking for ways to save on copies.  Rayann came up with the idea of making these flap books for vocabulary this week.  They ordered their words in ABC order on the front, put the definition on the inside front flap, and then illustrated the word and wrote it in a sentence on the inside.  I will be doing this every week!  You can always count on her for great ideas!

We also worked on the ow and ou words.  Those are really hard for the kids to grasp!  But we worked really hard on getting it down.  I incorporated our friend STAN the owl.  They were so excited to see him!  Here are some of the word work activities we used.

Have a fantastic weekend!


  1. I love hearing about activities where the kids are engaged!
    Everything looks so cute!

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