Teaching Resource

Identify Author's Purpose Poster

PDF | 1 page|Grades: 3 - 6

A poster highlighting how to identify the author’s purpose when reading a piece of text.

Display this poster when learning about the different comprehension strategies and identifying the author’s purpose.

Information on the poster includes:

The purpose of a text is the reason why it was written. An author may write a text to persuade, to inform, to entertain, to explain something or to describe something.

To convince the reader to agree with a certain viewpoint on an particular issue or topic.

To teach or provide information to the reader on a particular topic using facts.

To engage and provide enjoyment for the reader through imaginative writing or storytelling.

To tell the reader how to do something or to show how something works.

To portray to the reader the characteristics of a person, place, thing or experience.

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