Author’s Purpose

This Author’s Purpose worksheet also includes:

What is the author's purpose in writing a joke book? What about a book about the digestive system? Explore author's purpose with a learning exercise that challenges kids to identify whether ten books are meant to entertain, inform, or persuade.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have kids choose a number of books from different sections of the library, and determine the author's purpose of each book
  • Include in a language arts assessment when discussing different writing types
  • Use as homework or writing review

  • Comes with an answer key for easy assessment

  • None
Common Core