This product is a great way to practice author's purpose! It can also serve as an assessment piece after an author's purpose unit has been studied. Students read the selections and decide the purpose of the text and explain why. This helps provoke higher order thinking skills and the word bank provides differentiation. There also is a practice sheet for students to read a story, explain author's purpose and retell the story in their own words.
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