Learning the distinction between the concepts of, “to persuade,” “to inform”, or “to entertain,” has never been more fun! Our grades 4-7 “Find Four” author’s purpose game has been created to include sentence examples that are certain to facilitate cooperative, hands-on learning.
The download includes everything you need to simply print and go including the following:
* A game board
* 11 persuade sentence strips
* 11 inform sentence strips
* 11 entertain strips
As a concept is identified, students initial a corresponding square on the game board. The goal is to be the first student to correctly identify a sentence and then initial four squares on the board either in a row or diagonally. As the game unfolds, students may block each other or even challenge a choice.
This game may be used to best suit the needs of your students. An example might include:
* Use the game to assess prior knowledge about author’s purpose. After the game, teach a unit on the concept. Pass the game out again at the end of the unit to gauge student growth.
* Use the game as a mini lesson about author’s purpose
* Use the game as a study guide activity for author’s purpose
* Use the game as part of the classroom literacy center rotation
To reduce waste, consider laminating the game board and strips. Instead of using a pencil to mark their initials, students could use a dry erase marker or some other game piece.
The cover page is colored to stand out on the TPT search results. I have changed the background to white for the download. Also, I have included screen shots of very small sections of the game and directions for illustrative purposes. The complete material is in the download ready to print and play!
Look for our other “Find Four” games on Teachers Pay Teachers including:
Simile and Metaphor
Fact and Opinion
“Milkweed” by Jerry Spinelli Simile and Metaphor
“The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien Simile and Metaphor
Common Core Standards:
RL 6.4; RL 7.4; RL 8.4; RL 9.4; RL 10.4
W 6.3d; W 7.3d; W 8.3d; W 9.3d; W 10.3d
Author’s Purpose Find Four Board Game by M. Detrick is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License