Author’s Purpose Printables (Print & Digital)

Are you tapped out of ideas on how to teach Author’s Purpose to your students? Make it fun, easy, and interactive with this WEEK long set of activities!

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Are you tapped out of ideas on how to teach Author’s Purpose to your students? Make it fun, easy, and interactive with this WEEK long set of activities, both print and digital included! This resource includes 5 days worth of lesson plans and activities, graphic organizer, craftivity, centers & more! Take a look at the preview for more details!

Lesson 1: Students are becoming exposed to the types of text that authors write when writing for different purposes. Students will be creating a flip book as well as cutting and sorting book covers of different types of text to get to understand and know author’s purpose.

Lesson 2: Students analyze short sentences to determine the author’s purpose. They will be revealing a mystery picture as they color code each box based on the purpose of the sentence.

Lesson 3: Students will read a short paragraph and evaluate the answer given for the author’s purpose. Students will sort the text cards based on whether they are correct or incorrect. Students will be identifying a mystery phrase as they work and sort through the cards.

Lesson 4: Students will read a short text and then identify the author’s purpose as well as justify their answer. Students will use the coloring key and crayons to underline evidence in the text and use it as a piece of their justification.

Lesson 5: Students get to apply their knowledge of author’s purpose by analyzing a photo and creating/writing out three different writing pieces, each for one of the types of author’s purpose.

All activity are more hands on than normal ‘worksheets’. Direction pages and real photographs are also included! A graphic organizer, bookmark, anchor chart, craftivity, & center are all also included!

Digital components included are made for Google Classroom, Google Slides, and PowerPoint.

This resource is a part of a large Building Comprehension Bundle! You can grab this largely discounted bundle with this resource and 16 other comprehension skills & strategies HERE for over 20% off!

Units included in the bundle are:

  • Summarizing
  • Character
  • Setting
  • Plot
  • Problem & Solution
  • Theme
  • Making Inferences
  • Sequencing
  • Main Idea
  • Cause and Effect
  • Genres
  • Point of View
  • Text Structures
  • Text Features
  • Compare & Contrast
  • Fact and Opinion
  • Author’s Purpose (this one)

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