Students will demonstrate their understanding of the three forms of author's purpose (persuade, entertain, and inform). Pages one and two should be printed out on card stock and laminated. These cards are meant to be used in a center to have students practice identifying the key/clue words for the three types of author's purpose. Using the first writing prompt (pages three and four), you can model how to write a paragraph on a topic for three different purposes. These three mini paragraphs can be used to discuss the differences and similarities between the three forms of author's purpose. It will also allow students to see how the key/clue words for each of the author's purpose can be utilized.The second writing prompt can be used for student's independent work. They can put their skills to the test!