Who/What
Where/When
Feelings
Author's Purpose
Author's Purpose Statements
100
I begin the day with my small tools to clean my patient’s teeth. I placed the paper bib on her and shined a light down so I could see. I found one cavity! After all the teeth were cleaned, I gave her a toothbrush.
What is a dentist?
100
I sat in my seat excitedly watching the man swing from pole to pole. Far under him 2 elephants carried ladies with feathers in their hair. I ate my popcorn as I watched 8 clowns pile out of a tiny car.
What is the circus?
100
Akia was riding home in the car with her mom after school. She could barely keep her eyes open. Her mom was talking to her about her day and asking her questions, but she hardly heard anything she said. Before she knew it, she opened her eyes and they were pulling up to her house.
What is sleepy/tired?
100
The giant panda is a bearlike animal that has thick white fur with black markings on its ears, limbs, shoulders, and around its eyes. The giant panda feeds on bamboo forests at high altitudes in western China. It also eats bulbs, roots, eggs, and some small mammals. The cubs are born in late winter. The giant panda is an endangered species and is protected by the Chinese government.
What is to inform?
100
A brochure about Challenge Foundation Academy that includes all of the important facts about the school.
What is to inform?
200
When I get to work I pass out papers and set up a game for the kids to play. When everyone arrives, we read a story and discuss it. The bell rings and it is time for lunch. I correct some papers and prepare the next lesson.
What is a teacher?
200
Last Saturday night, my cousin slept over my house. We roasted marshmallows at the bright fire and chased fireflies. We caught 10 fireflies and watched them glow in a jar. Afterwards, we set them free.
What is nighttime and/or summer?
200
Isaiah's grandmother could not believe her ears! When Miss Johnson told her how great Isaiah's day had been, she wanted to cry. She could only hope tomorrow would be just as great.
What is surprised/excited?
200
It's New! It's Refreshing! It's Slurpy Soda! This is the best soda in the world! If you drink this soda you will jump higher, run faster and be smarter in school. Try one today!
What is to persuade?
200
A list of the top ten reasons why students should not have to wear a uniform.
What is to persuade?
300
Today has been very busy. I replaced a knee and set a broken arm into a cast. Now, I am examining a patient with a sore leg. He may need some medicine. Later, I take off my white coat and stethoscope and relax.
What is a doctor?
300
I waited patiently for my dinner to be brought to the table. All of our food was carried over on a big, round tray. Lots of other families were eating dinner, also. When we were through, Dad left the waitress a big tip.
What is a restaurant?
300
Lawrence could not stop laughing. He knew it would probably get him in trouble, but it seemed like every time someone said something it was hilarious! He tried holding it in, but then someone sneezed really loud and he lost it!
What is silly?
300
She walked along the beach enjoying how the sand felt between her toes. She gathered many different types of shells. As she bent down to pick up another shell she noticed it wasn’t a shell. It was a bottle with a piece of paper inside it. She excitedly opened the bottle took out the paper and began to read what was on it.
What is to entertain?
300
A song about a boy who is in love with a girl who thinks he stinks.
What is to entertain?
400
I put on my white shirt and begin chopping carrots. Behind me is a pot of boiling broth. I choose some nice herbs and chop them to place into the soup. When it is done, I pour a bowl of hot soup and hand it to the waiter.
What is a chef?
400
Friday was our last day of school. My class spent the day at the playground and had a picnic. When the final bell rang, I ran out of the building and headed home. My mom had a popsicle waiting for me.
What is daytime and/or summer?
400
Jaclyn was so excited about playing Fern in Charlotte's Web! However, when she woke up, she felt weak and her nose was runny. Her forehead felt warm and she was really tired. "Uh Oh!" she thought.
What is sick?
400
The platypus is a different looking animal that lives in the rivers and coastal regions of Eastern Australia. It is a furry mammal, but it lays eggs. It lives near the water and uses its webbed feet to swim. Its nose resembles a duck’s bill which helps it as it gathers food such as shrimp. When the platypus swims underwater it closes both its eyes and ears.
What is to inform?
400
A book of the funniest pranks in history.
What is to entertain?
500

Before the show I practice my lines. I like to look into the mirror and pretend. I fix my hair and makeup and get into my costume. Before the curtain rises, I am nervous but eager to begin performing.

What is an actor?

500
We ran from hay bale to hay bale trying not to step on any cow pies. Uncle Joe picked us up with his tractor and gave us some fresh milk to drink. We helped with the garden and fed the chickens.
What is a farm?
500
India rolled her eyes as Kaleb let out that funny sneeze he always did. Then, when he started dancing, she felt like she was going to be sick. To make things even worse, he was sitting next to her making those funny noises. "Ugh, she thought to herself, "I have to get away from him!" Kaleb, however, thought it was hilarious! (How was India feeling?)
What is annoyed/irritated?
500
Cell phones should not be used in public places. They annoy people who are close to the person using the cell phone. Cell phones often ring at inappropriate times. Often the person on the phone speaks too loudly. They can disrupt other people’s conversations. If people need to make phone calls in public, they should excuse themselves and go outside.
What is to persuade?
500
A commercial for Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
What is to persuade?
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