Included in this packet are a few different activities for your students to review Author's Purpose. Most of the sentences/stories are related to Thanksgiving and November but there is no reason it can't be used any time through out the year when you teach this skill. I have included:
characteristics sort (students will read characteristics of stories and decide what purpose those characteristics match)
sentence sort (read sentences and decide why they were written)
students teach (this could be a center if you choose not to have your students teach)- students will be grouped into three groups, each having a different story to read and questions to answer in order to "plan their lesson". They will then read their story to the class and ask the questions to their peers (with their answers being the "answer key")
and a quick PIE on a pie where students write a sentence with each purpose about pie.