Students often struggle with identifying the author's purpose and explaining WHY that is the purpose. I know my students especially struggle with the difference between inform and persuade and need all the practice they can get.
This set includes 28 task cards for students to practice identifying author's purpose. Each card includes a unique paragraph and asks students to identify author's purpose and support their reasoning with evidence from the text.
These task cards are great for:
✎ literacy center
✎ use in a reader's notebook
✎ exit ticket
✎ whole class or small group review
If you're a 1:1 technology classroom, or even just have a few tablets, you can use the Pic Collage and SeeSaw apps to make this a paperless activity!