This is a fun activity to do when learning about author’s purpose! Discuss with students reasons why they might write. Is it to write a funny story? Is it to write a letter to mom and dad to convince them to allow a sleep-over? Or could it be to write facts about a specific animal they like? Discuss the different reasons why authors write. After reading a text, allow students to turn and talk about what they believe to be the author’s purpose for writing the specific piece. Follow the given directions to create a fun project that can be displayed in classrooms for future reference!