Author's Purpose - Reading Interactive Notebook | Distance Learning

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Teach your students how to make inferences and draw conclusions about the author's purpose of a text with these interactive notebook pages. Your students will provide text evidence to support their thinking and explain how the author crafted the text to fit his/her purpose. This reading interactive notebook product offers more than the average interactive notebook by providing lesson ideas and a book list!

These interactive notebook pages for author's purpose are included in my INTERACTIVE READING NOTEBOOK. Please check to see that you do not already own this prior to buying.

An Option for Google Slides™ is NOW INCLUDED, making this great for distance learning!


  • An Option for Google Slides™
  • Interactive Mini Anchor Chart
  • Interactive Page for Use with Any Text (2 different versions)
  • Lesson Ideas
  • Leveled Book List for Author's Purpose
  • Examples


More Interactive Reading Notebook Pages:

Check out the entire Interactive Reading Notebook!

Nonfiction Text Features Interactive Notebook Pages

Main Idea Interactive Notebook Pages

Summary of Nonfiction Interactive Notebook Pages

Literary Nonfiction Interactive Notebook Pages

Inferring Interactive Notebook Pages


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
Distinguish their own point of view from that of the author of a text.
Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.
Identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.


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