This Author’s Purpose Unit comes in print and digital (for Google Classroom and other top educational platforms) and includes 6 passages, 32 character task cards, a game, a foldable, graphic organizers, posters, and writing activities to keep your third grade students fully engaged! This resource will provide your students with lots of practice identifying the author’s purpose using a variety of formats.
6 Passages with comprehension questions (3 are open-ended and 3 are multiple choice)
Too Much TV
The Mice and the Weasels (Aesop’s Fables)
Why Anansi Has Eight Thin Legs (African Folktale)
32 Task Cards
Record Sheet and Key
3 Graphic Organizers
5 Worksheets for Author’s Purpose
Outlining Pages for Persuade, Inform, and Entertain Paragraphs
Writing Pages for Persuade, Inform, and Entertain Paragraphs
4 Posters (in Color and BW)
A PIE Foldable
A Concentration Game
Teacher Notes for Digital PDF with Links
Why you’ll love this resource:
- It has lots of different types of formats, from passages to task cards, a foldable, posters, graphic organizers, a concentration game, and more!
- The unit comes in both print and in NO PREP digital. The digital task cards and the multiple-choice passages are self-grading.
- Your students will love the high-interest passages!
- The passages have a mix of open-ended and multiple-choice questions.
- The posters make a great visual reference for your students.
- There are writing activities included to reinforce the author’s purpose concept.
- It may be used in a number of ways from guided reading, to reader’s workshop, independent work, literacy centers, exit slips, homework, whole class games, test prep, and more!!!
Need an Author’s Purpose for 4th/5th Grades? It is similar to this unit except for the passages.
Author’s Purpose for 4th/5th Grades
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Inferences Using Informational Text
Inferences Using Literature: 3rd – 5th Grade
Compare and Contrast and More: Stories, Myths, and Traditional Literature
Elements of Poetry, Drama, and Prose
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