Author's Purpose Task Cards Reading Passages Comprehension Worksheet Activities

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Description

Persuade? Inform? Entertain? This resource helps students learn to evaluate text to determine the author's purpose.

Several different activities are included so students can practice the skill in a variety of ways.

INCLUDES:

  • 24 task cards
  • Recording sheet
  • Worksheet/Assessment
  • Digital Worksheet with moveable pieces
  • Digital self-grading task cards
  • Answer keys

TASK CARDS:

On each card, students read a short paragraph and determine the author's reason for writing. What makes these unique is that there are three cards on the same topic but the author's purpose is different.

For example, one card has an entertaining story about a train; another card gives information about trains; while a third card persuades readers to use trains as a form of travel. This allows students to compare the three forms of writing and really focus on how the author's purpose differs.

❤️ "These were great! I loved how it had 3 different purposes for one topic. It really had my students thinking. Also, I liked how the passages were short. This let my students have a lot of practice and stay focused in their reading." - Amanda

WORKSHEET/ASSESSMENT

The second activity in this resource is a cut-and-glue worksheet. It includes six short paragraphs. Students read each paragraph and glue the correct author's purpose in the box.

This can be used as center work, homework, or assessment.

DIGITAL ACTIVITIES

This resource includes digital activities that can be used with TpT's Easel feature. These activities can be assigned in your online learning platform (LMS) for students to complete on any device. For more information on Easel Activities, see this GETTING STARTED GUIDE.

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Total Pages
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Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.

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