This pack is great for practicing the different author’s purposes for writing. Download the preview to get a glimpse of what's included.
- Directions for a whole group activity or a reading center
- Cover sheet for an envelope or pocket folder center
- 2 versions of a game board (colored or black + white)
- 24 questions cards
- Sorting Cards
- Answer Key
- Answer Sheet
- Author's Purpose Worksheet (good for assessment)
Use as a Reading Game:
1. Print the question cards and answer key onto cardstock and laminate for durability.
2. Choose a game board to print. Print the black and white version to save on colored ink. Print it on colored cardstock or color it in!
3. Provide students with a die, and game pieces (eraser caps, unifix cubes, or other math maniupulatives).
4. Students choose a card and answer the author’s purpose before rolling and moving their game piece. Their partner checks the answer key to see if they’re correct.
Use as a Literacy Station:
1. Print the question cards onto cardstock and laminate for durability.
2. Print the headings “to inform”, “to entertain”, and “to persuade” and instruct students to read and sort the cards.
3. Provide students with an Author’s Purpose Answer Sheet to record their answers.
Usa as a Whole Class Activity:
1. Provide each student with a card (you may want to write the answers on the back).
2. Play music while students move around the room.
3. When you pause the music, students find a partner and quiz each other on the author’s purpose of their card.
4. Students trade cards with their partner and squat down until everyone is down. Then turn the music on again and students continue.
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Fact and Opinion Game Board