Author's purpose Inference Task Activity Cards QR Code Self Check Responses
I have created 28 task cards for students to reflect upon to determine the author's perspective, author's intention, author's purpose, author's viewpoint, etc. (I have intentionally covered a number of the phrases that students encounter when asked questions from various sources). An answer response sheet is included. I have students work in pairs to write the author's purpose. I explain that takes making a claim and backing it up with evidence. This really helps them when they are writing essays and I ask for evidence based on their claims. After I have ensured they are indeed making a claim and giving all of the evidence, I give them the QR codes to go with their partner's and look over their answers. This creates some great discussion - as frequently they feel they have come up with even better responses than the QR code answers. This helps students to see the answers several times. I do accept various answers if they can make a case for their own thinking and it has merit - in fact I encourage the children to do so. There is a teacher answer key provided as well with possible answers.
This particular project took me quite a time to prepare. I hope your students enjoy it as much as mine have!
The QR codes do not include the evidence. This will be up to the teacher if they elect to have students complete this extra step. I find this to be helpful for my students. We discuss the evidence as a class after the students have completed the activity.