Author's Purpose

Challenge your class to find the three purposes for writing. After they read three short passages, kids note whether the author's purpose was to inform, persuade, or entertain.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • A good assessment after a unit on author's purpose and the different types of writing
  • Include in a homework packet when preparing for a writing activity
  • Use in a language arts center or reading intervention
Classroom Considerations

  • Questions are simplistic; have kids use evidence or explanation when answering the questions, beyond a one-word answer
Pros

  • Straightforward enough for all levels of readers
  • Comes with three additional versions of the worksheet
Cons

  • None