Author's Purpose Activities and Worksheets | Reading Comprehension Activities

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Tiffany Gannon
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Are you in need of fun, engaging activities that enhance and improve your students' reading comprehension? These author's purpose activities and graphic organizers are low prep and are perfect for creating a learning experience for your students. Use these digital and printable author's purpose activities, crafts, posters, anchor charts, worksheets, and more to transform your reading comprehension instruction!

Author's Purpose is one of my favorite comprehension strategies to teach! This packet is great to use with cooperative groups, as independent practice, and during your whole group instruction. The unit wraps up with a fun MINI ROOM TRANSFORMATION and CULMINATING TASK! It can be used with ANY story or passage you have. A list of book suggestions is included. (I do not include passages. This resource was designed to be used mostly with picture books.)

You may also be interested in my other Author's Purpose resource, Author's Purpose Activities and Worksheets for Answer, Describe, or Explain.

*There is now a digital component included in this resource. The independent tasks have been added to Google Slides TM. Please follow the download instructions within the Zip file.

This packet includes:

•Page 3 List of Book Suggestions

•Pages 5-8 Cooperative Group Activity, Directions, and Recording Sheet

•Pages 9-16 Posters

•Pages 16-22 Brown Bag Book Club Activity and Fiction and Nonfiction Discussion Cards

•Pages 23-30 Printable Resources (flapbooks, worksheets, and exit tickets)

•Pages 31-35 Chef Craft

•Pages 36-39 Writing Extension

•Pages 40-61 Culminating Task and Mini Room Transformation Resources (posters, pennants, printables, chef hat labels, and more)


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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Patricia A. says, "Such cute engaging ideas. I used portions of this for my formal observation and it was highly motivating for my students."

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Janean J. says, "This resource helped my students understand the different types of author's purpose. I like that it included additional practice for future readings in class."

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