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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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Author's Purpose Sorting Practice
This activity can be printed and used to reinforce students' understanding of author's purpose. Directions are included in the file for printing and usage. This activity is perfect for small group guided reading, as a center, in cooperative groups, or for independent practice. All you need to do
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Authors Purpose sort -first grade
Authors purpose sort activity Students can read and sort short stories into columns for persuade, inform, or entertain and give illustrations for each story Great for small group or interventions
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Author's Purpose Sort - Movie Theme
Do your students need more practice identifying the author's purpose? This fun, hands-on activity provides students with almost 20 opportunities to identify author's purpose. This download includes 18 different cards that includes a movie/commericla title can be identified as persuade, inform, or
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3 Author's Purpose Sort Centers Bundle
3 Great Learning Centers for a Lower Price! Instead of buying my author's purpose sorting learning centers individually, you can purchase the package containing all 3 for a lower price! Do your students need more practice identifying the author's purpose? This fun, hands-on activity provides studen
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Author's Purpose Sort - Bee theme
Do your students need more practice identifying the author's purpose? This fun, hands-on activity provides students with over 20 opportunities to identify author's purpose. This download includes 21 different cards that includes something that can be identified as persuade, inform, or entertain.(ex
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Author's Purpose Sort - 3rd Grade
I have created a sort that has twelve short stories. Under each story, there is a place to label one of the 4 author's purposes that the Virginia SOLs 3.5a/3.6e ask of students: Inform, Entertain, Persuade, & Explain. There is also room for the student to explain why they have selected the aut
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Author's Purpose Sort
Students read a paragraph and determine the author's purpose for writing the paragraph. Students then sort the numbered paragraphs into the appropriate category.
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Author's Purpose Sort
An author's sort that may be used whole class. Students can sort the sentence strips into three categories: persuade inform and entertain. This can also be used as a center activity!
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Author's Purpose Sort in Spanish and English
This is an author's purpose sort in which students pick a card, read it to their group. Then together, they decide the author's purpose for the information on the card and place it on the sorting mat. This product includes both Spanish and English sorts. Another bilingual product made by 2LangFun.
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Thanksgiving Author's Purpose Sort
Use the following cards to teach or reinforce Author’s Purpose. They can be used as a reading center sort, whole class pocket chart activity, or cut and paste the cards to chart paper. The cards have a Thanksgiving theme. This activity is perfect for the week before or week of Thanksgiving! Include
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Author's Purpose Sorting Activity - PIE & PIE-ED
Teaching author's purpose? Use this sorting activity at your literacy center/station, as whole group or small group, tutoring, early finishers, in a game format and more to assess whether your students understand the reason an author writes something. This resource contains: **** Author's purpose s
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Author's Purpose Sort
Use this resource as a workshop station activity. After reading the prompts students cut and paste the paragraphs into the appropriate author's purpose category on the following sheet. Enjoy! :)
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Author's Purpose Sort -- PIE (Persuade, Inform, Entertain)
This sort focuses on three reason's author's write -- to persuade, inform, and entertain. It is a cut and paste activity and has three examples of each type of text. This sort is a great center activity, but could also be used as a formative assessment.
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Authors Purpose Sort and posters Spanish- Proposito del Autor
This is a great station or independent activity. There are three posters explaining authors purpose in Spanish with examples. In addition, there are two activities that are cut and paste. One activity has titles of books and the other has examples or excerpts of books.Thank you for downloading!
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Woodland Creatures Author's Purpose Sort
I have created this sort specifically for my approaching level second graders. This is a skill that they struggle with tremendously. To put in to use: Print the sort sheet on card stock and laminate, you can print the cards on colored card stock and laminate, and then it will be ready for your kids
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Author's Purpose Sort
The Author's Purpose Sort is 9 pages and includes: *4 Headers (Persuade, Inform, Entertain, and Describe) *12 Stories *Answer Key This activity would be great for your students to do in small groups working together with the short stories. Students will cut out the headers and stories, then glue
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Author's Purpose Sorts
Due to the popularity of this product, I have now extended it! The first page uses the same examples from the original product, but I have now included 3 additional pages for extra practice/review of Author’s Purpose! ANSWER KEYS ALSO INCLUDED! If you purchased the original product, please re-downl
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Author's Purpose Sorting Center
Your students can have fun identifying the Author's Purpose with this fun literacy center! First they read and categorize the titles, then they record them into the correct column on the response sheet.
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Author's Purpose Sort
This product contains 50 examples of the three types of author's purpose. Students can either highlight each term a different color and highlight all the corresponding examples the same color -or- Students can cut out the squares and glue all the terms under the correct headings. Answer key i
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Author's Purpose Sort
This worked well when sorting different types of selections into the 3 catergories during whole or small group. Works well with persuade/argue/opinion, inform, and entertain. Aligns with CCSS for author's purpose - 3rd grade and CCR standards.
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Author's Purpose Sort
Short passages on cards that students can cut out and sort into the three main author's purposes (inform, persuade, or entertain). The last four cards are blank for the students to create their own examples.
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Real Life Videos and Author's Purpose Sort
I have compiled a list of youtube videos that could be sorted as videos to persuade, inform, or to entertain. The videos are not owned by me, I just complied them and made this sort. I did make the Word Document hyperlinked so that students could click on the document and go directly to the videos
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Authors Purpose Sort using PIE
Directions: Below you need to place books under the purpose of the author of the book they have written. You can have your students look through books in the classroom, list books they have read, or we used a scholastic book order and the students cut it apart and placed the books under the correct
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Author's Purpose Sorting Game
This game consists of: 1 set of purpose cards 3 story themes 12 original stories (4 stories for each theme) Directions: 1. Give students a set of purpose cards. Review the 4 purposes for writing: Persuade, inform, entertain, and express. 2.Tell students they will read or listen to different storie
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Author's Purpose Sort
This is a sorting activity to assess student ability to identify the author's purpose. Students cut out the 15 samples of writing (such as "Your history textbook" or "The Harry Potter Series") and paste them into the appropriate category. (Writing that informs, persuades, or entertains.) The docu
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Author's Purpose: Sort and Note
This activity is to be used in: -Small group/ Literacy stations/ reading centers or RTI -It was created for students to use the information on the card to infer what the author’s purpose is. -20 cards included with stoy titles from 3rd Grade Reading Street series and other student favorites. -Cards
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Author's Purpose Sorting Review
Review Author's purpose with this sorting activity. Students have to sort different types or examples of text into the author's purposes Persuade, Inform, Explain, and Describe.
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Author's Purpose Sort
Author's Purpose Sort Determine Author's Purpose by sorting a variety of passages into the Persuade, Inform, or Entertain categories. -3 category titles -18 task cards (6 of each) -answer key -recording sheet Great for centers or review!
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Author's Purpose Sort
This product is designed to help your students sort books based on the author's purpose of persuading, informing, and entertaining. You can have your students sort through actual books by writing the titles in the different categories or have your students cut out pictures of books using Scholastic
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Author's Purpose Sort
This sort has 10 different examples for each of the 3 types of author's purpose (persuade, inform, and entertain). Sort headings are also provided.
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Author's Purpose Sort
Students can sort pictures or titles of books into the different Author's Purpose Categories. This can be used as a notebook resources, a quiz or interactive activity.
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Author's Purpose Sort
Are you looking for a fun and engaging way for students to determine author's purpose? This sort is just what you're looking for. This can be done as a center, independently or with a partner. It's also a great way to assess what kids know.
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Easy As Pie Author's Purpose Sorting Game
Game includes a Persuade Pie, and Inform Pie, and an Entertain Pie, 30 slices of pie, a recording sheet, and an answer key. Students sort the pie pieces into the correct pie and record their answers on the recording sheet.
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Authors Purpose Sorting Activity
This engaging, hands on activity can be complete independently or in a small group. It includes the sorting cards, the headers and a recording sheet. Your students will be able to identify PIE in no time!!
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Author's Purpose Sort Cards Game
Great discussion starter - we did this as a whole class. Students will realise some of them belong in more than one category! Spare cards for you or your students to write their own.
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Author's Purpose Sorting Activity
This activity is a great introduction to author's purpose. It can also be used as a previewing activity to determine what students already know about author's purpose. It works well in whole group as well as small group settings, including centers. Students will match the different items to the corr
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Halloween Author's Purpose Sort File Folder Game
This festive Author's Purpose game is easy to assemble and fun for students! All you have to do is some cutting, gluing, and laminating! I would even recommend laminating the recording sheet in the folder so that students can just write the answers with a dry erase marker, check the answers on the
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Author's Purpose Sort
Use these cards as a fun, hands-on way for students to practice determining author’s purpose. The cards can be used in several different ways. Teachers can pass out all 40 cards in their students and allow for a whole-group sort. Students may complete the activity in a small group or individual se
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Author's Purpose Sort
This is a sample of a larger Author's Purpose unit I am currently working on. I took the "Persuade," "Inform," and "Entertain" cards, cut them out, and glued them into pie tins. Next, I had pairs of students read the stack of passages I included (12 altogether). Students sorted the passages based
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Author's Purpose Sorting Activity
This file goes along with the PowerPoint "Author's Purpose". It is extra practice on the SMARTBoard if needed.
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Christmas-Themed Author's Purpose Sort (FREE!)
This festive Author's Purpose activity can be used as a cut/paste activity, a laminated center activity, a practice resource, or an assessment! This product is also found in my Christmas Literacy Unit, available at: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Christmas-Literacy-Unit-for-Second-and-
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Winter-Themed Author's Purpose Sorting Cards - FREE
This activity is great for an interactive center! There are three large cards - Persuade, Inform, Entertain - and 12 small cards with stories, songs, and titles written on them. Simply print on card stock and laminate, and students can discuss where to place each card. My students enjoyed this fo
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Ri 1.8 Author's Purpose Sort
This is a cut & past sorting activity for 1st / 2nd graders. It's simple but does the job! Enjoy! Just have them write columns for Persuade, Inform, and Entertain on regular paper or you could prep it on construction paper. Enjoy!
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Author's Purpose Sort
Cards that use the same topic, but have different purposes. Students must identify what the author's purpose is.
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M&Ms Author's Purpose Sort
A yummy way to get a "taste" of the three different types of author's purposes- entertain, persuade and inform! Students read the sentences and sort cards into one of the three author's purposes!
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Author's Purpose Sort
Students will sort pictures to show their knowledge of the author's purpose.
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Author's Purpose Sort! (PIE)
PIE--> Persuade. Inform. Entertain Use any book list magazine (ex. Scholastic) to cut out favorite titles and then determine the "Author's Purpose" was of writing! Easy and fun activity! Tip: Print front/back
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Author's Purpose Sort
Cut out the sort cards and have students place them in the correct category. You can laminate the cards to reuse and save time so students do not have to cut out the cards. Cards could be glued if you intend for students to keep them or to be used as an assessment.
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Author's Purpose Sort
Students will read cards and sort them according to the author's purpose.
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Author's Purpose
Author's Purpose: Students are sure to have fun with these hands-on, meaningful activities while gaining a solid understanding of this concept. This differentiated unit provides a variety of engaging materials; look what’s included! •*PowerPoint Lesson-20 animated slide presentation* •6 colorful p
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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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