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Author's Purpose Task Cards

Grade Levels
4th, 5th, 6th
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Common Core Standards
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Author's Purpose Task Cards: These 24 cards include the answer choices of persuade, inform, entertain, explain, and describe.

I prefer teaching the five-option author's purpose format to my upper elementary students as I feel it better prepares my students for tests. Many multiple choice tests add a fourth purpose as a choice, and when I only focused on the basic three, I wasn't adequately preparing my students for the tests.

I also try to take the take it a step further by asking my students WHAT the author is trying to inform, describe, explain, etc. For example, one of the task cards has a paragraph about pollution, and then the answer choices include:
A. to inform readers about pollution.
B. to inform readers about the Earth.
C. to persuade readers to change certain habits that will help the Earth.
D. to persuade readers not to pollute the Earth by reading.

Again, I noticed that many standardized test questions involving author's purpose are worded in this way. I feel like this helps my students more equipped to identify the main idea of a paragraph, too!

I have also included an optional bonus activity to further engage students as they make their way through the set of task cards. (Check out the preview!) Finally, also included is a second optional writing activity - a great option for early finishers.

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Background by Krista Wallden.
Clip Art by Scrappin Doodles.
Total Pages
14
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
45 Minutes

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