teaching resource

Author's Purpose - Puzzle Activity

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 2 pages | Years: 1 - 4

A teaching resource to help teach your students the different reasons authors may write.

This comprehension teaching resource is aimed at teaching students the different reasons authors may write. These reasons may include:

  • to entertain
  • to persuade
  • to inform.

This teaching resource includes three puzzles (three pieces in each) for persuade, entertain and inform.

How to use this teaching resource:

  • Laminate and cut-up each of the puzzle pieces.
  • In small groups, have students put each puzzle together with the correct parts in each.
  • Ask questions such as:
    • How did you know the author’s purpose was to entertain?
    • How did you know the author’s purpose was to persuade?
    • How did you know the author’s purpose was to inform you?

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