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Author's Purpose Test Prep Small Passages Travel Activity
This activity includes 22 small passages written at about a 4th-5th grade level. With each passage is a question about the author's purpose for the passage. Unlike most author's purpose worksheets, which only offer answers of the specific purpose, these answers include the purpose and the reason
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Author's Purpose Test
Do your students understand author’s purpose at a higher level (way beyond entertain, inform and persuade)? Find out with this rigorous Author’s Purpose Test! This author’s purpose resource is for grades 5-8 and contains one author’s purpose test using higher level questioning and two passages. A
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Author's Purpose Test (2)
This is a second edition of an author's purpose test. I already created an author's purpose test, but made this second one when we revisited this skill. Both tests are about the same length, with questions of the similar difficulty.
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Author's Purpose Test
5 separate passages. Mostly multiple choice, but with 3 open-ended response questions. Questions are designed to test the skill of author's purpose.
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Author's Purpose Test
Teaching author's purpose? Hold your students accountable with the Author's Purpose Test that addresses P-I-E: to persuade, to inform, or to entertain. This Common Core-aligned assessment will let you know in no time who is advanced, proficient, basic, and below basic in this important ELA skill.
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Author's Purpose Test
To assess your students knowledge on Author's Purpose (PIEED). There are 3 parts to this test: Part 1: Matching - match the definition to the correct author's purpose. Part 2: Multiple choice - read two passages and answer 2-part questions. Part 3: Constructed response - Students must show their au
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MMH Treasures- Unit 5, Week 1- Author's Purpose Test
This is a Comprehension/Vocabulary test for MMH's Dig, Wait, Listen. There are 2 pages of Author's Purpose, 1 page of vocabulary application and 1 page of a review skill. This test does NOT contain any questions about the Toad story. It is all application of the skill of identifying the author's pur
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Third Grade Author's Purpose Test
This is a test that can be used to assess students on Author's Purpose. It allows students to think critically and apply the concept.
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Author's Purpose Test
Students will be able to identify different author's purposes for writing: persuade, entertain, and inform.
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Author's Purpose Test
Great assessment to see if students can correctly identify the author's purpose
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Author's Purpose Test
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Author's Purpose Task Cards with Digital Option!
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 Bundle
Author's Purpose Bundle of Resources: This bundled product takes the PIE approach to teaching author's purpose a step further. Students are taught to determine whether an author's purpose is to persuade, inform, entertain, describe, or explain. A note of explanation: I used to teach the well-known
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Author's Purpose Unit Bundle: Persuade Inform Entertain Explain Describe
Author's Purpose Interactive Notebook Activity, Test, Posters, Task Cards: Persuade Inform Entertain Explain Describe This Author's Purpose pack is for teaching the expanded 5 author's purposes: Persuade, Inform, Entertain, Explain, and Describe. Teach author's purpose with these 5 colorful posters
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Reading Strategies Task Card Mini Bundle: Author's Purpose, Connections, Summary
Save money with this discounted set of Reading Strategy Task Card Sets for grades 3-6. Each set includes 24 cards, student recording sheet, and a colorful poster. If you are buying all three sets, you can save money by purchasing this bundle. You can find out more about each and download the free
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Reading Games for Reading Centers (Point of View, Author's Purpose, & More!)
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
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Author's Purpose 36 Task Cards, Scoot, Assessment, and Boom Cards
Students need practice to easily identify an Author’s Purpose for various texts, and this collection of 36 Author’s Purpose Task Cards / SCOOT Game and Quick Assessment will save you time as you differentiate instruction. Students identify the purpose of various texts (Persuade, Inform, or Explain)
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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 Powerpoint- PIE'ED
Author's Purpose PowerPoint: This powerpoint contains 49 slides. It includes 5 types of author's purpose: persuade, inform, entertain, explain, and describe. It also includes a BONUS PowerPoint companion handout. Students can follow along on the handout, recording answers, as you pr
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Author's Purpose PowerPoint Lesson
Author's Purpose PowerPoint Lesson and Test Prep This 33 slide author's purpose PowerPoint is a thorough and solid lesson for the 3 main purposes: to persuade, to inform, and to entertain. Your students will find themselves engaged as they learn each purpose, and practice discern
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Author's Purpose Unit:  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 PowerPoint Lesson and Interactive Quiz
Top 10 seller! This 23 slide interactive powerpoint covers the three parts of Author's purpose, Including: to inform, to entertain, and to persuade. Newly Added is an interactive Notebook element so the students can have some information in their notes in a fun and interactive way! Students will lov
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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 is most likely..." Four multiple choice options follow the question stem. I prefer teaching the five-option author's p
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Author's Purpose Game Show
This is a fun, creative, and engaging game to test your students' knowledge of identifying the author's purpose. The game is broken up into two different versions. Students will have fun examining each new fun and engaging slide while they determine if the author's purpose was to describe, entertain
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Author's Purpose Posters, Task Cards, Foldable, Test: Persuade Inform Entertain
Author's Purpose Posters, Task Cards, Foldable, Test: Persuade Inform Entertain This unit is for teaching the PIE method of 3 types of author's purpose - persuade, inform, and entertain. If you're looking for resources to teach the expanded 5 types of author's purpose you can find that unit
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Author's Purpose Concentration Game (PIE'ED)
Take PIE to the next level- add explain and describe! Here's a hands-on game to practice author's purpose! Best of all, this version includes the more comprehensive FIVE author's purposes. (Get PIE-ED!) persuade inform entertain explain describe I created this because I wanted my upper elem
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Author's Purpose PPT, FORMAL EVALUATION lesson plan, worksheet and MORE!
This secondary lesson focuses on the 3 purposes-- to inform, to entertain, and to persuade. Examples, practice, no prep printables, a PowerPoint, and more are included. I created this PowerPoint, lesson plan, and worksheet for my observation, and my principal LOVED it. Consider using it for YOUR ev
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Author's Purpose Activity: Author's Purpose Reading Game (PIE)
Author's Purpose Author's Purpose Board Game contains 30 game cards and a game board to help students practice determining the author's purpose (persuade, inform, or entertain) of writing a piece of text. This author's purpose game works great as a pair/group activity, or for use in literacy cente
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Author's Purpose PowerPoint: 24 Animated Paragraph Slides
This PowerPoint consists of 24 animated slides, each with a paragraph for students to use to determine the author's purpose. Each slide also includes the answer, which is revealed with a click. This would be a great activity to use with the whole class. Students can answer verbally, on individual
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Author's Purpose Craftivity (2nd and 3rd grade)
Author's Purpose: Here's a hands-on way to practice author's purpose! It also makes a creative bulletin board or school hallway display! persuade inform entertain I have used this version with my 2nd and 3rd grade students. (I take it a step further and use the
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December Test Prep Worksheet Packet (Main Idea, Context Clues, Author's Purpose)
This packet contains 10 pages: 4 pages (4 passages) focus on MAIN IDEA -For each passage, they will answer two multiple choice questions. 1. "Which of the following sentences best states the main idea of the passage?" 2. "Which would be the best title for this passage?
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SPANISH Differentiated Author's Purpose Task Cards
This is a handy tool for your students as a review prior to testing or to play Scoot. These 2 sets are designed for scaffolding and differentiation. In this file you will find: 48 TASK CARDS (OR TWO SETS OF 24 TASK CARDS) IN SPANISH - 24 cards for identifying purpose of different types of writin
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Author's Purpose Game {5 Types} for Literacy Centers: U-Know
Author's purpose is important for students to learn and practice! Let them have fun and review with this engaging game that will make the skill of determining the author's purpose something students WANT to do! Works great for literacy centers or small group. Students will be beggin
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Reading Comp. Skills - Bundle - Conclusions, Facts/Opinions, Author's Purpose
Reading Comprehension Skills – Mini-Unit BUNDLE Save 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 o
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Identifying Author's Purpose: Great Test Prep/Reading Comprehension Grades 6-10
When I look over my students' shoulders during standardized tests, I notice a LOT of questions about author's purpose. They are being asked to read short snippets of text, then identify the main goal of the author. Is it to persuade? inform? entertain? I developed this mini-unit because my students
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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 mak
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Bias Buster!  Author's Purpose and Bias in Informational Text
Identifying author’s purpose and analyzing text types for bias are reinforced throughout Common Core’s Reading Informational Text Standards. Not only can these resources be used to introduce or review these topics, they will reinforce student learning through application. This purchase will provide
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Author's Purpose Task Cards for High School and Middle School
These printable, no prep task cards for the secondary student focus on: persuade, inform, and entertain. Author's Purpose practice is gained using twenty original reading selections. (Cards are used twice for a total of 40 cards.) Based on Common Core.RI.6.6, 7.6, 8.6, and 9-10.6, Included are:
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Author's Purpose Powerpoint w/ Video Clips and Vocabulary Posters
This powerpoint is colorful, adorable, and includes great video examples to keep your students engaged while learning about the author's purpose! Includes: -24 editable slides with animation, adorable clipart, and a variety of backgrounds -11 embedded video clips, along with website links
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Task Cards for Author's Purpose  | Author's Purpose 3rd - 5th Grade
These 32 reading Task Cards are focused on the Author's Purpose and will help your students practice identifying the three main types of author purposes. Students will read engaging scenarios on each card and determine whether the author's purpose was to persuade, to inform, or to entertain.
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Author's Purpose Game {3 Types} for Literacy Centers: U-Know
Author's purpose is important for students to learn and practice! Let them have fun and review with this engaging game that will make the skill of determining the author's purpose something students WANT to do! Works great for literacy centers or small group. Students will be beggin
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Author's Purpose Practice Sheets
There are five reading passages for students to practice identifying the author's purpose. The students will have to determine the author's purpose in a complete sentence, not just persuade, inform, or entertain. The five reading passages have one or two comprehension questions, and then the stude
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Author's Purpose Practice interactive Powerpoint Activity
This 26 slide interactive powerpoint takes the three parts of Author's purpose: to inform, to entertain, and to persuade and turns them into a fun interactive quiz. This is whiteboard ready! Students will love the 3D graphics and custom animations. This goes along great with my best selling Author
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Author's Purpose  PowerPoint Lesson and Practice
Author's Purpose PowerPoint about how an author needs to Persuade, To Inform, and To Entertain. Easy as P.I.E. to understand author's purpose and has engaging slides with animation. Students will learn what to look for when determining and identifying author's purpose, and then practice identifying
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All About Author's Purpose Featuring The AP Kids!!
If you're looking for a fun, interactive, jam packed unit to teach or supplement your author's purpose skill work, you've found a contender! :) In this unit, you will find several activities to practice author's purpose as well as ideas for uses and differentiation among them. The set focuses on the
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Main Idea and Author's Purpose Task Cards - Winter Themed! (Grades 3-5)
Main Idea and Author's Purpose are both hard concepts, and often go hand-in-hand. The consistent practice and exposure is key to helping our young readers understand and really apply this concept. In this product you will find: - 20 task card passages, winter-themed (all expository) - 4 graphic or
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Christmas Holiday Author's Purpose Powerpoint Lesson and quiz
This 20 slide interactive powerpoint covers the three parts of Author's purpose, Including: to inform, to entertain, and to persuade with a Christmas holiday/snow theme! Students will love the vibrant 3D clipart and custom animations. It is designed as a lecture, but has several interactive slides
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AUTHOR'S PURPOSE TASK CARDS
AUTHOR'S PURPOSE TASK CARDS: 24 cards: PIE - Persuade, Inform, Entertain: 24 paragraph cards+ 4 challenge cards to help your students practice determining author's purpose. **UPDATED : Free of typos and technical errors!** ZIP FILE INCLUDES: - 24 TASK CARDS: Each features a short passage -
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Author's Purpose Cards for Games, Practice, Literacy Centers, and More
This is a set of cards with 24 mini passages written for different purposes. Students are challenged to decide the author's purpose for each passage. Included in this set is: 24 Author's Purpose Cards (8 written to persuade, 8 written to inform, 8 written to entertain, 4 blanks, 4 Gotcha cards) C
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Author's Purpose Jeopardy Game
This Jeopardy game is to teach or review the author's purpose to persuade, to entertain/ to tell a story, to inform, to explain and to convey a particular mood. This is a fun and very educational jeopardy game to review/ to teach author's purpose. You can use it during whole group lesson or duri
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Author's Purpose Activities Literacy Writing Activities NO PREP
Author's Purpose: This lesson includes an author's purpose informational passage, author's purpose practice worksheets, and an author's purpose writing activity. Author's purpose will be easy for your students with this NO PREP lesson! **This product contains completely ORIGINAL written informatio
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Author's Purpose Bundle (for 2nd and 3rd grade)
This bundle of resources contains several engaging activities you can use as you teach your students to identify the author's purpose for writing a passage. The PIE acronym is used throughout these resources; students will determine whether the author's purpose is to persuade, inform, or entertain.
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