This interactive smartboard lesson provides instruction and practice with author's purpose. The various author's purposes in this lesson include: Entertain, Persuade, Inform, Reflect, and to Communicate. Students will read examples of writing and then they will need to decide what the author's purpose is. All slides are interactive and the answers are on each of the slides with a click of the mouse. All slides are interactive, self checking, and linked. Theme is nautical. Created with Smart Notebook 14. Great for grades 2-5.