Author's Purpose - Is it to entertain, persuade, explain, or inform? This interactive smartboard lesson provides both a mini lesson to teach 4 reasons why writers write followed by a game putting their knowledge to the test. The game can be played as a game with the whole group, small group, mini lesson, or independently in a student center. All slides are self checking and linked. This lesson is really 2 lessons in one and you mill most likely want to take 2 days to complete it fully. In this lesson students will learn about writing to entertain, inform, persuade, or explain. Great for grades 3-5. Created on smart notebook 11. MUST have SMART Notebook to download software and use the lesson.