Author’s Purpose Print and Digital for 4th and 5th Grades

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This unit makes teaching author’s purpose so easy! Everything you need is here, from passages, to task cards, posters, a game, and more!


Products Included in This Bundle:


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 students fully engaged! This resource will provide your students with lots of practice identifying the author’s purpose using a variety of formats.


It includes:

6 Passages with comprehension questions (3 are open-ended and 3 are multiple choice)



Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Helping Bees



Benjamin Franklin




The Old Woman Who Lived in a Vinegar Bottle (English Folktale)

How the Chipmunk Got its Stripes


32 Task Cards

Record Sheet and Key

3 Graphic Organizers

5 Graphic Organizers for Author’s Purpose

Outlining Pages for Persuade, Inform, and Entertain Paragraphs

Writing Pages for Persuade, Inform, and Entertain Paragraphs

4 Posters

A PIE Foldable

A Concentration Game

Answer Keys

Teacher Notes

Teacher Notes for Digital 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 Author’s Purpose for 3rd Grade? The units are similar except for the passages.
Author’s Purpose for 3rd Grade


Looking for other reading units?
Text Evidence Using Informational Text: 4th/5th Grade
Themes in Literature: 4th and 5th Grade
Inferences Using Literature: 4th and 5th Grade
Elements of Poetry, Drama, and Prose: 3rd – 5th Grade
Figurative Language: 4th and 5th Grade


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