Author’s Purpose Cards
Students practice identifying author’s purpose (persuade, inform, entertain) in a card game format. There are 24 cards in the set and they can play a variety of games:
Go Fish ~ Do you have any “informs”?
Concentration ~ Turn cards over and match two of the same category
Sort Em’ ~ Use the provided headings and sort the cards by type
Use student response sheet to record reasons WHY it fits a category.
Can be used for centers, stations, warm up, review, practice, etc.
Author’s Purpose Anchor Chart
24 Cards (8 each Persuade, Inform, Entertain)
Student Response Sheet