A set of comprehension task cards to help students identify the author’s purpose when reading.
Being able to identify the purpose of the author is an important comprehension strategy for students to understand. 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
- answers for teachers.
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Common Core Curriculum alignment
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text.
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