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Understanding Author's Purpose - Practice Passages
Attached are 10 short passages you can use to either introduce students to a variety of writing purposes or you can use as a follow-up activity after you taught the lesson. The different author's purpose passages include: to entertain by telling a story, to inform about something, to persuade the re
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AUTHOR'S PURPOSE FOR REAL PASSAGES WORKSHEET AND QUIZ
I’m excited to provide this product: “AUTHOR’S PURPOSE WORKSHEET AND QUIZ.” Besides a two-page worksheet of 10 passages, I’ve included, this time, a similar quiz on Author’s Purpose. It too has 10 passages on a two-page quiz. I include an answer key for both. Students could use the worksheet for a c
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Author's Purpose Task Cards using PIE! Color and Black Line Cards Included
Here are 24 cards to help your students practice determining the author's purpose. Each card features a short reading passage and the three multiple choice PIE options. Students are also asked to justify their answers. This activity is meant to be supplemental and should be used after your students

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Author's Purpose Anchor Charts and Activities
Great for teaching Author's Purpose! Product includes poster/anchor charts for all five author purposes, and a short passage with questions for each type of author's purpose, and task cards which are great for centers! Use as little or as much as you like. If you only teach persuade, inform and ent
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Authors Purpose Activities Interactive Notebook
Do your students struggle to determine the authors purpose in passages? This bundle includes a PowerPoint presentation, a Short Passage Sort, and a Key Word/Qualities Sort to help students better understand authors purpose. ****************************************************************************
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Author's Purpose check
Students determine author's purpose for short passages. "Explain" is given as an option as well as "inform," "entertain," and "persuade." I wanted my students to be able to differentiate between informative passages and "how-to" passages, so I added "explain" as a separate choice, even though it fal
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Author's Purpose Activities, Task Cards & Assessment (Plus DIGITAL Boom Cards)
This resource helps students learn to use text to determine the author's purpose for writing. There are three different activities included in this file. The first is a set of task cards. On each task cards, students read a short paragraph and decide the author's reason for writing. What makes th

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Author's Purpose: To Answer, Explain, or Describe- RI.2.6
Reading comprehension passages and questions aligned to 2nd grade Common Core standard 2.6: main purpose of a text- answer, explain, or describe. Encourages students to use text evidence in their answers by color coding. Levels are included for each text! The range is 640-820. Makes differentiati

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Author's Purpose
This can be used as practice, homework, or an assessment. Students will practice determining the author's purpose in short passages. There are 4 multiple choice, and a short writing passage.
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Reading Comprehension Passages & Questions {Point of View, Author's Purpose...}
This Reading Skills Games Bundle III contains six different board games to help students practice author's purpose, fact or opinion, generalizations, point of view, text structure, and text features. Students will have a blast as they practice these key reading skills in a fun and engaging way!
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Author's Purpose Unit with reading passages, worksheets, and graphic organizers
Since different reading passages are written for different reasons, it’s essential to help students identify the author’s purpose while reading. In this 3-day mini-unit students will learn about the three main categories of author’s purpose. Through fun and engaging activities like an Author’s Pur

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Author's Purpose Task Cards with Digital Option
This author's purpose resource contains 24 task cards. Each task card contains a short passage, followed by this question: "The author's primary purpose for writing this passage most likely is..."Four multiple choice options follow the question stem.I prefer teaching the five-option author's purpo

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Theme, Author's Purpose, & Figurative Language Reading Bundle
Theme in Literature, Figurative Language, and Author's Purpose are three of my best-selling units. These extra-helpful, engaging units makes learning these three tough topics super easy and enjoyable! Students LOVE the hands-on activities, and teachers enjoy the convenience of the packets.By purchas
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Author's Purpose Extravanganza {Easy as P.I.E.}
Author's Purpose can be tough for students to understand! This unit will assist your students to grasp this skill with lots of extra practice and activities. This unit includes: *9 passages for students to decipher the author's purpose (each passage has a multiple choice page, answer key, and free
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Author's Purpose
These reading passages focus on one particular skill: Determining the author's purpose after reading a passage.These passages are ideal for first graders, second graders, struggling third graders, and intervention students.This pack includes:3 posters8 reading passages 4 flap books3 writing activiti

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Author's Purpose Craftivity  (PIE'ED)
Author's Purpose: This craftivity provides a fun way to practice identifying an author's purpose for writing a short passage using the more advanced PIE'ED method: persuade inform entertain explain describe Students will read the five short passages (check out page 2 of the preview to see the

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Author's Purpose Activities THE  BUNDLE
Teaching Author's Purpose can be tricky. It sometimes can be hard for students to understand the difference between persuade, inform, and entertain. The goal of this unit is to make it easier for you! I personally love teaching all comprehension strategies. It is kind of my teaching jam! I have a
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Authors Purpose Pie Foldable: PIE'ED 7th 6th 5th 4th Grade Reading Comprehension
Author's Purpose Foldable: These fun authors purpose cootie catchers are a great way for students to have fun while learning about the concept of the Author's Purpose. How to Play and Assembly Instructions are included. This activity has students reading short passages to each other and then determ

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Author's Purpose Sort - Persuade, Inform or Entertain
This handout provides your students practice in determining author's purpose. Students will read 9 short text passages and glue them under the correct heading: persuade, inform, or entertain. Thanks for looking at my products. Angelia
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Reading Comp. Skills - Bundle - Conclusions, Facts/Opinions, Author's Purpose
Reading Comprehension Skills – Mini-Unit BUNDLESave with this bundle of Reading Comprehension Skills Mini-Units --- Drawing Conclusions, Author’s Purpose and Fact and Opinion.Or...save even MORE with the MEGA BUNDLE of 9 Reading Comprehension Skills Mini-Units or the ULTIMATE BUNDLE of 12 Mini-Units
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Author's Purpose Small Group Instruction: Four Targeted Tri-folds
These four print-and-go tri-folds target the skill of determining the author's purpose. Use these author's purpose tri-folds over the course of 4 days to provide targeted instruction on this topic. As I was creating these tri-folds, I pictured myself using them with small groups of students. Specif

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Author's Purpose Passages-24 Passages to Practice Identifying Author's Purpose
Author's Purpose Passages If your students are like mine, they struggle identifying the author's purpose of a passage and explaining how they know what the author's purpose is. These passages are meant to supplement teaching about author's purpose and give your students ample practice identifying th
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Earth Day Craftivity: Author's Purpose PIE'ED
This engaging activity puts a fun spin on reviewing the five author's purposes for writing! Author's Purpose is a concept that I have to revisit with my students throughout the year, so I created this version to do with my students at the beginning of April- right before state testing! It also make

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Author's Purpose Task Cards: Persuade, Inform, Entertain
These Task Cards with short passages will help students with reading comprehension and author's purpose. They can be used individually, at centers, in small groups or collaboratively as a class! CONTENTS: *20 Author's Purpose Cards in Color {will print fine in b&w/greyscale} *Author's Purpose P
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