Author's Purpose Task Cards

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These author's purpose task cards are perfect for the upper elementary grades. There are a total of 64 cards, as follows:

32 cards, each with a paragraph and 4 answer choices. These cards are perfect after students have had exposure to identifying the author's purpose without answer choices. Use in learning stations or games of scoot. Use for a quick assessment. Half the cards are fictional, and half are informational.

32 open-ended cards. Answer choices are not given. Students determine the author's purpose in an open-ended format. The paragraphs on these cards are the same as those on the objective set of cards. The opened-ended cards are great for RtI or other small group instruction. Half the paragraphs are fiction, and half are informational.

Displayable answer keys, together with answer recording sheets, are included for both sets of cards.


Other reading comprehension resources:

Story Elements

Text Connections - Paired Reading Selections

Fiction Comprehension Question Cards

Nonfiction Comprehension Question Cards

Main Idea Task Cards in both Objective and Open-Ended format

Sequence Task Cards in both Objective and Open-Ended format

Author’s Purpose Task Cards in both Objective and Open-Ended format

Inference Story Cards

Cause and Effect Task Cards with Quiz

The Bundle is available here.


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Rose Kasper

Total Pages
24 (64 cards)
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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