Do your students need more practice identifying the author's purpose? This fun, hands-on activity provides students with almost 20 opportunities to identify author's purpose.
This download includes 18 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 is a graphic organizer, if you want students to write the statement under the correct section after they have identified the author's purpose. This recording sheet has room for students to record 3/6 of each author's purpose. This sheet may be copied two sided so students can record all. Or the teacher may split the cards in half and make two literacy centers. This way students will sort 3 cards into each author's purpose section.
Included in this product are the following:
- Student Directions
- 18 Author's Purpose Movie Cards
- 3 Author's Purpose Sorting Cards
- Student Recording Sheet
- Teacher Answer Key
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