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Thunder Birds by Jim Arnosky

Schema: birds

Author’s Purpose: Think about the author’s purpose in writing this book: PIE, to persuade, inform, or to entertain. I think it is to inform as is much of expository writing.

After reading the first paragraph about the eagle getting it’s wing repaired, ask them what the main idea of the paragraph is, re-read the first and last sentence of the paragraph: I think they will say that the eagle is not able to hurt them as long as it talons are being held tight.