This is a detailed, primary reading comprehension lesson that introduces students to three types of author’s purpose: entertain, inform, and persuade.
For younger students, the lesson may be modified to omit “persuade” until they are developmentally ready for this abstract concept.
The lesson includes short texts that may be folded into “books” to be used not only during the lesson, but also at literacy centers to reinforce the concept and cement students’ learning. At the literacy centers, students can sort the books by type of author's purpose.
Color-coding, pictures, and TPR scaffold ELs and struggling students.