Help students identify the author's purpose when reading with this set of comprehension task cards.
Teaching Author’s Purpose – Persuade, Inform, & Entertain
From novels to plays, advertisements to op-eds, owners’ manuals, and help desk articles, there is no shortage of things to read daily. But when you boil it down, there are just three reasons for an author to create a piece of text. In a nutshell, writers write to…
- Persuade, and
We can determine the author’s purpose by considering the message and the intended audience it was created for.
Identifying the author’s purpose is an important reading comprehension strategy for students.
Extend Your Author’s Purpose Instruction
This teaching resource includes:
- five comprehension task cards; including a text to read and accompanying questions
- an enrichment task; where students use their creativity to make a product related to each text
- question worksheets for each text
- a printable author’s purpose anchor chart or student reference guide
- answers for teachers.
Use the drop-down menu to choose the best version for you and your students.
This resource works well as a reading center activity or with guided reading groups.