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Identify Author's Purpose Poster

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1 page (PDF)|Suitable for Grades: 3 - 6

A poster highlighting how to identify the author’s purpose when reading a piece of text.

Display this poster when learning about the different comprehension strategies and identifying the author’s purpose.

Information on the poster includes:

The purpose of a text is the reason why it was written. An author may write a text to persuade, to inform, to entertain, to explain something or to describe something.

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

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

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

Explain
To tell the reader how to do something or to show how something works.

Describe
To portray to the reader the characteristics of a person, place, thing or experience.

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