A set of comprehension task cards to help students identify the author's purpose when reading.
Teaching Author’s Purpose – Persuade, Inform, & Entertain
From novels to plays, advertisements to op-eds, owners’ manuals to help desk articles, there is no shortage of things to read every day. 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
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.
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