With your purchase, you will get two author's purpose assignments for students to complete with you, in groups, independently, or at a center. The first assignment is a sort. Students read the various types of texts, and determine the author's purpose. To complete the second assignment, students look at the cover of a book, read the title, and determine the author's purpose (entertain or inform). Students then explain how they determined the author's purpose (something they noticed on the cover or by using their background knowledge).