Print, cut, laminate and attach to popsicle sticks. This activity can be used during small group and whole group for each student to practice identifying the author's purpose. See who knows how to identify the author's purpose by giving each student their own signs. The set includes visual signs and verb signs for Persuade, Inform and Entertain.
Persuade verbs: convince. encourage, support, etc.
Inform verbs: teach, explain, describe. etc.
Entertain verbs: tell a story, amuse, show, etc.