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Author's Purpose Task Cards: 24 Cards: Persuade, Inform & Entertain

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Here are 24 cards to help your students practice determining the author's purpose. This activity is meant to be supplemental and should be used after your students have been introduced to author's purpose and are familiar with the PIE acronym. A PIE poster is included for students to use as a reference as well as three challenge cards to extend the activity.

There are several ways to use these cards. You could use them orally with small groups and have students discuss the answers. They could also be used individually with students answering on notebook paper. Another option for individual use is to have students use the included multiple choice answer sheet. This could work well for younger students or if you do not need students to justify their answers. An answer key is included.

These cards will look best in color, but will also print out fine in grayscale. Simply print and cut along the guidelines. Laminate and use them again and again. Another option is to print on card stock. The label on this page can be used for your Author's Purpose Center or on the container/baggie you use to hold the cards.

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You can also get QR Answer Codes to Use with this set here

Or get these same paragraphs in
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Happy Teaching!

Rachel Lynette
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On  September 11, 2013,  Buyer asked:
Hi Rachel, Have you created a bundle of reading task cards for grade 1-2?
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On  September 11, 2013Rachel Lynette answered:
I haven't done much for 1-2, I do have some inference task cards. Here is a link to all of my 1-2 products:

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Rachel-Lynette/Grade-Level/First

I plan to do more in the future.
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That is a new one to me...and it has nothing to do with my product, as far as I know. I wonder if it is a bug in your computer? In any case, if you send me your TpT user name, name of the products and date of purchase, I will send them to your directly. My email is: reallyrachel@gmail.com
On  December 16, 2012Barbara McDaniel (TpT Seller) asked:
I am unable to download Author's Purpose Task Cards after purchasing. Where do we go from here? All other task sets that I purchased I was able to download. Thanks in advance.
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On  December 16, 2012Rachel Lynette answered:
The last time someone had this issue with one of my products it turned out to be a virus on her computer. I have also been hearing that TpT has been glitching a little today, so you might try in a few hours. I know the set is fine because I just checked it. If you email me at reallyrachel@gmail.com with the date you purchased them, I will be happy to email them to you directly.
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Thanks for letting me know. It is fixed and ready to download.
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Hi, Before I leave feed back, I downloaded the freebie - Calculator Problems and just bought the green set. In the freebie, you had the answers posted at the end of the section. In the pack I just bought I didn't see the answers. Are these included as I had hoped they would be when they were part of the sample??

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I am totally confused as I do not have a product called calculator problems. Are you sure you have addressed this to the correct seller?
On  July 16, 2012Krista Wallden (TpT Seller) asked:
Hi Rachel!

I wanted to let you know that I have posted about one of your products in my blog. I purchased your Author's Purpose Task Cards and wanted to share how helpful they were in my classroom, even with my firsties. I didn't post any pictures or samples of the cards, but briefly explained how I modified their use for my first graders and provided a link to the product on your TpT store for people to check them out. If there is a problem with my referencing your product, please let me know and I would be happy to remove it from my post. You can view the post with this link: http://thecreativechalkboard.blogspot.com/2012/07/back-to-school-and-authors-purpose-swap.html

Thanks for a great product! I look forward to hearing from you!
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On  July 16, 2012Rachel Lynette answered:
Hi Krista,

Wow, that was so nice of you! I love your write up and am thrilled you could modify the cards for younger students. If I create a set for primary (and I have added it to my list thanks to your comment), I will be sure to send a set along to you for free.

Thanks again!

Rachel
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Author's Purpose Task Cards: 24 Cards: Persuade, Inform &
Author's Purpose Task Cards: 24 Cards: Persuade, Inform &
Author's Purpose Task Cards: 24 Cards: Persuade, Inform &
Author's Purpose Task Cards: 24 Cards: Persuade, Inform &