Writing with More Than One Purpose

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It's not very hard to find the author's purpose in narrative, informative, or persuasive writing, but what happens when an author's purpose includes all three types of writing? Determine which sentences in three paragraphs are meant to inform, persuade, or entertain.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have kids come up with their own paragraphs that include sentences written for more than one purpose
  • Helpful during a unit on writing types or summaries
Classroom Considerations

  • Some sentences could be up for interpretation; use the answer key as a suggestion
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  • Includes an answer key
  • Challenging for all reading levels

  • None
Common Core