This activity includes a mini-lesson on author's purpose as well as an activity to practice identifying author's purpose. After the mini-lesson students work in a group of three, and look at different genres and figure out what the author's purpose would be based on the genre. This lesson helps students look at the genre and understand what the author's purpose could be.
Students enjoy this activity because it is a great alternative to a worksheet. Included in this product is the mini-lesson, categories of Persuade, Inform, and Entertain, definitions cards, genre cards, and envelope titles. Laminate this activity and use it year after year. This would also make a great literacy center for added practice.