Free teaching resource

Author's Purpose Anchor Chart

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: 2 - 5

A poster highlighting the three main reasons an author writes a piece of text - to persuade, to inform, to entertain.

Display this poster when students are learning to identify the author’s purpose for a piece of text.

Information on the poster includes:

P = Persuade – To convince the reader to agree with a certain viewpoint on a particular issue or topic.

I = Inform – To teach or provide information to the reader on a particular topic using facts.

E = Entertain – To engage and provide enjoyment for the reader through imaginative writing or storytelling.


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