This colorful file folder game allows students to practice identifying the author's purpose for writing.
There are two versions of the game. Choose the one you want to use. I like to use a penny (heads-move one and tails-move two) because it is cheap and easy to store flat in the file folder. You can use a die, as well. This makes the game move along more quickly.
You may use just the task cards. A student recording sheet is included. Playing SCOOT with the task cards and recording sheet is also an option.
Students move along the game board each time a correct answer is given. The first player to the end, wins!
How to Assemble:
Page 1: Title and assembly of file folder game.
Page 2: Cut title with graphics and glue on front of a file folder, cut on left (choose one) and tape on a sandwich size ziploc bag, cut title in lower right hand corner and glue on tab of file folder.
Page 3: Cut out game board and glue into inside of file folder.
Page 4, 5: Choose ONE page (depending on if you want to use a die or a penny) cut out and glue game rules and information about Author’s Purpose opposite game board inside file folder.
Pages 6, 7, 8, 9, 10: Laminate question cards and cut apart. Store in ziploc bag with a penny and game pieces. (I use colored paper clips or buttons as game pieces.)
Page 11: Cut out answer key, glue onto a piece of construction paper and laminate.
Page 12: Student Recording Sheet in case you only want to use the task cards or you want to play Scoot.
Page 13: Thanks for downloading this product!
Laminate the file folder and store ziploc bag with game pieces, cards, and answer key inside the file folder.