This packet includes a scaffolded note-taking sheet and answer key to go with a mini lesson about Author's Purpose. Also included is a list of words that are often used in multiple choice questions about Author's Purpose. Prior to completing the note taking sheet, I make a chart and give each pair of students a word and have them discuss whether they think the word is related to Persuade, Inform, or Entertain. They also have give reasons for their answers. Once the words are sorted and the chart is complete. I have students complete the note-taking sheet. This note-taking sheet anchors student's learning and is kept in their reading binder for further reference.