This is the ultimate graphic for taking students deep in to examining an author's purpose. Not only does it help to determine the author's purpose, but teaches students how to dissect the text for accurate analysis. The graphic organizer can be paired with any type of nonfiction text. It can be used as an assessment tool to identify and diagnose a reader's areas of weakness in the progression of learning to find author's purpose. I use it all year with my advanced and regular students.
Check out my close reading procedure that goes with it.