This is a universal graphic organizer to utilize while teaching Author’s Purpose that can be used with any text. This graphic organizer can be utilized during Reading/Literacy Workshop, Shared Reading, Guided Reading, or Independent Reading. Students record what the author’s purpose was from the list provided and the clues that helped them find the purpose. Other Common Core aligned graphic organizers available: Cause & Effect, Characterization, Compare & Contrast, Conflict, Text Connections, Fact or Opinion, Inference, KWL Chart, Main Idea, Nonfiction, Plot, Predictions, Story Map, Setting, Summary, and Visualizations. Graphics provided by http://www.mycutegraphics.com/.