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To persuade is the first main type of author's purpose. Text written to persuade means the author's goal is to convince the reader to agree with the author. This might mean the author wants the reader to think or even act in a specific way.

To persuade is the first main type of author's purpose. Text written to persuade means the author's goal is to convince the reader to agree with the author. This might mean the author wants the reader to think or even act in a specific way.

Use these author's purpose task cards to help your students practice identifying what pieces are written to persuade, inform or entertain.Task cards can be used in so many different ways in your classroom. They can be part of a literacy center, used with a game or done as a whole-group scoot activity.Included:Suggested ways to use task cards in the classroom24 task cards with color borders (can also be printed in black and white)Student recording sheetAnswer keyTry this in a money saving…

Author's Purpose Task Cards

Use these author's purpose task cards to help your students practice identifying what pieces are written to persuade, inform or entertain.Task cards can be used in so many different ways in your classroom. They can be part of a literacy center, used with a game or done as a whole-group scoot activity.Included:Suggested ways to use task cards in the classroom24 task cards with color borders (can also be printed in black and white)Student recording sheetAnswer keyTry this in a money saving…

This 26 slide interactive powerpoint takes the three parts of Author's purpose: to inform, to entertain, and to persuade and turns them into a fun ...

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This 26 slide interactive powerpoint takes the three parts of Author's purpose: to inform, to entertain, and to persuade and turns them into a fun ...

FREEBIE!!!!This is a short PowerPoint to introduce Author's Purpose to your students. The PowerPoint is bright and engaging for students. I hope you enjoy this small FREEBIE! If you are looking for other Author's Purpose activities or assessment, check out my other products.

FREEBIE!!!!This is a short PowerPoint to introduce Author's Purpose to your students. The PowerPoint is bright and engaging for students. I hope you enjoy this small FREEBIE! If you are looking for other Author's Purpose activities or assessment, check out my other products.

Have your students play this fun matching game to help them understand authors purpose in context. Match the crabs to the sandcastles and have fun learning the difference between texts that are written to persuade, inform, and entertain.

Have your students play this fun matching game to help them understand authors purpose in context. Match the crabs to the sandcastles and have fun learning the difference between texts that are written to persuade, inform, and entertain.

Use these cards as a fun, hands-on way for students to practice determining authors purpose. The cards can be used in several different ways. Teachers can pass out all 40 cards in their students and allow for a whole-group sort. Students may complete the activity in a small group or individual setting.

Use these cards as a fun, hands-on way for students to practice determining authors purpose. The cards can be used in several different ways. Teachers can pass out all 40 cards in their students and allow for a whole-group sort. Students may complete the activity in a small group or individual setting.

Anchor sign for Author's purpose which gives students an easy way to remember the three most common reasons why author's write: persuade, inform, entertain

Anchor sign for Author's purpose which gives students an easy way to remember the three most common reasons why author's write: persuade, inform, entertain

These 8 reading passages are designed for 3rd grade or 4th grade students to read and determine the main idea.   The practice is leveled so that one set of the reading passages has multiple choice answers, and the other set of task cards are free response (students must decide on the main idea independently).

These 8 reading passages are designed for 3rd grade or 4th grade students to read and determine the main idea. The practice is leveled so that one set of the reading passages has multiple choice answers, and the other set of task cards are free response (students must decide on the main idea independently).

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