Discuss author's purpose by discussing writing to persuade, writing to inform, and writing to entertain. Categorize the 16 task cards in a center or as a class. Why would a student categorize each item as they do?
Review these passages with students. Answers are not provided because students can explain their reasoning to support their answer. Doing so will help them understand the nuances of author’s purpose. Can they rewrite a passage to be a different category?