Author’s Purpose

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What is the author's purpose when writing a narrative story? Kids read a short narrative passage before answering three questions about author's purpose.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have kids write their own narratives in the same style
  • A good addition to a language arts center or reading intervention class
  • Include in a homework packet during a narrative writing unit
Classroom Considerations

  • Activity only has three basic questions; consider adding more details to the activity to encourage critical thinking

  • Straightforward enough for all reading levels

  • None
Common Core