Mastering "Finding the Author's Theme or Purpose"

The Skill

Finding the author's purpose.

Essential Definition

The author's purpose is not the superficial story that the author presents. Rather it is the underlying meaning of the text that is being expressed by the narrative. Finding this theme or meaning takes the story to a whole new level of interaction between the author and the reader.

Examples of How Used in Kidport

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How Useful and Why its Worth Learning

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Rules of Use

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How to Start?

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Try the Skill Yourself

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Phase 2 - Quiz

Phase 3 - Review Lessons for transfer and elaboration

Transfer to Other Subjects

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