Author's Purpose

Who knew determining author's purpose could be turned into a game? Four teams compete to correctly identify the author's purpose for writing a series of passages.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Play the game a few times, mixing up teams so that learners have the opportunity to search for passages that fit each of the categories (inform, entertain, persuade, or explain)
  • Hold a discussion afterward to talk about why certain passages fit in certain categories
Classroom Considerations

  • While this is just a sample from a larger collection of curriculum resources, it is very good in and of itself

  • The passages are included
  • Provides instructions for how to set up and play the game

  • None
Common Core