Teaching Resource

Author's Purpose - Sentence Writing Activity

PDF | 6 pages|Grades: 2 - 5

A teaching resource to help teach your students about author’s purpose.

Use this teaching resource when students are learning to identify the author’s purpose for a piece of text.

This teaching resource includes:

  • spinner and arrow
  • flashcards for sentence topics.

How to use this teaching resource:

  • Print the spinner on cardstock and cut it out. Attach the arrow to the spinner with a brass brad.
  • Print out the flashcards on cardstock and cut them out.
  • Provide a small group with the spinner and flash cards.
  • Students put the flashcards in a pile facedown. One student spins the spinner and then draws the top flashcard. The rest of the students must write a sentence about the topic on the flashcard that has the purpose shown on the spinner. The student who spins chooses the best sentence and that player gets a point.
  • The students with the most points in the end, wins!

The resource works well as a reading center activity.

  Common Core Curriculum alignment

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  • We have updated the topic flashcards included in this resource.

    Change by Natalie Aug 29th, 2020

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