Here is a fun Christopher Columbus themed Author's Purpose Literacy Center Sorting activity! This fun, hands-on activity provides students with multiple opportunities to identify author's purpose.
This download includes 12 different cards that includes a statement that can be identified as persuade, inform, or entertain. Students have to read the statement and determine what the author's purpose is and sort it into the correct section.
Also included are 3 graphic organizers, if you want students to write the statement under the correct section after they have identified the author's purpose. Don't want students to have to sort all of the 12 cards? Separate the cards so students sort and write 6, 9, or 12 cards.
Included in this product are the following:
- Student Directions
- 12 Author's Purpose Cards
- 3 Author's Purpose Sorting Cards
- 3 Student Recording Sheets
- Teacher Answer Key
Don't forget to check out my other hands-on reading resources!