Author's Purpose | PowerPoint, Passages, Task Cards and Activities

Kristen Vibas
Grade Levels
2nd - 4th
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72 pages
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Author's Purpose: Students are sure to have fun with these hands-on, meaningful activities while gaining a solid understanding of this concept. Activities include PIE and PIE2 (persuade, inform, entertain, explain).

This differentiated and comprehensive unit provides a variety of engaging materials; look what’s included!

•*PowerPoint Lesson-20 animated slide presentation*

•6 colorful posters

•Sorting Activity with 2 graphic organizers

•What's the Purpose? - Identifying author's purpose

•Reading Passages - 6 pages

•Task Cards-use at a center, or as a fun "Scoot!" Game

•File Folder Game- great for a literacy center

•2 Flap Books

•Interactive Notebook pages

It's all you'll need to to teach the skill of Author's Purpose.


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Kristen Vibas

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72 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.


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