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Author's Purpose Task Cards with Digital Option

Author's Purpose Task Cards with Digital Option
Author's Purpose Task Cards with Digital Option
Author's Purpose Task Cards with Digital Option
Author's Purpose Task Cards with Digital Option
Author's Purpose Task Cards with Digital Option
Author's Purpose Task Cards with Digital Option
Author's Purpose Task Cards with Digital Option
Author's Purpose Task Cards with Digital Option
Product Description
This author's purpose resource contains 24 task cards. Each task card contains a short passage, followed by this question: "The author's primary purpose for writing this passage is most likely..."
Four multiple choice options follow the question stem.

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!

This resource includes two formats! With your purchase, you gain access to TWO resources with the same content. You get to choose the option that best fits the needs of your students!

Printable Format
Students read the task card and record their answer on the recording sheet.
BONUS - In addition to the basic answer sheet format, there is also an optional worksheet/activity to help further engage students as they work through the task cards. Students record their answers on a themed worksheet asking "Which pie is the favorite?" Once they have recorded all their answers, students tally their A, B, C, and D answers to reveal the favorite pie flavor!

Interactive Format
This version is paperless! They are part of the new Boom Learning platform. Students just need an iPad or a computer, and they can complete these task cards online. They are even self-checking!

Check out the PREVIEW to access a playable link which will allow you to experience four of these self-checking task cards firsthand! If you haven't experienced task cards in this format, I highly recommend that you check it out! It's super engaging and very unique!

Check out my other BOOM Task Cards!
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A little more information about Boom Cards:
Boom Cards play on modern browsers (released in the last three years) on interactive whiteboards, computers and tablets. Boom Cards apps are also available. Not sure your browser is modern enough? Try a free Boom Cards deck first. When you redeem your purchase, Boom Learning opens an account for you if you do not already have one. For TpT customers new to Boom Cards, Boom Learning will give you, for one year, a free account that lets you track student progress for up to 80 students. At the end of that year, you may renew or choose not to renew. If you do not renew, you will be able to continue using Boom Cards with the Fast Play feature. Fast Play does not track individual progress.

This resource is also included in my Author's Purpose- PIE'ED MEGA-BUNDLE. {CLICK HERE.}

Click on the links below to take a peek at some of my other PIE'ED products!

Author’s Purpose Powerpoint
Author’s Purpose Craftivity
PIE’ED Concentration Game
Author’s Purpose Posters FREEBIE
Author's Purpose Practice: 4 Fall Worksheets
Author's Purpose Practice: 4 Winter Worksheets
Author’s Purpose Earth Day Craftivity (including five passages!)

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The printable version of this resource is also included in my TASK CARD BUNDLE. {CLICK HERE.}
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Total Pages
24 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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