This is a sorting activity to assess student ability to identify the author's purpose. Students cut out the 15 samples of writing (such as "Your history textbook" or "The Harry Potter Series") and paste them into the appropriate category. (Writing that informs, persuades, or entertains.)
The document is three pages long, including the answer key.
It's best to print out the first two pages separately and staple them together when giving the activity to students. This way, there's less likelihood they'll lose one page or the other. (Although we all know how often that happens anyway!)
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