Author’s Purpose Task Cards Print and Digital for 3rd – 5th Grades

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Your students will enjoy these print and digital task cards for Author’s Purpose! I love that the digital task cards are NO PREP and self-grading in Google Forms!


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These Author’s Purpose Task Cards in print and digital (for Google Classroom but work in other top educational platforms) help students identify the three main types of author purposes. Students can read engaging scenarios on each of the 32 task cards and will determine whether the author’s purpose was to persuade, to inform, or to entertain.

This set includes: (Print and Digital)
32 Task Cards
Student Record Sheet
Answer Key
Teacher Notes
Teacher Notes for Digital with LINKS


***PLEASE NOTE: These task cards are also included in my Author’s Purpose Units which are loaded with passages, activities, and graphic organizers:
Author’s Purpose: 3rd Grade
Author’s Purpose: 4th and 5th Grade


Why you’ll love this resource:

  • The task cards give your students concentrated practice with author’s purpose, so students get multiple opportunities to identify the author’s purpose in one time frame.
  • The task cards come in both a print and NO PREP digital format.
  • Task cards seem less overwhelming than longer passages for many students.
  • Students view task cards as more of a game, which makes them fun!
  • It’s easy to turn the cards into an actual game by adding a tic-tac toe on a white board or a board game.
  • The task cards may be used in a number of ways, from reading centers, to whole class, one on one, test prep, SCOOT, exit slip, and more!!!



Looking for other 3rd grade resources?
20 Fiction and Nonfiction Reading Games Bundle
30 Grammar Games Bundle
Character Education Kit
Comprehensive Morning Work 3rd Grade


Here are a few 4th/5th grade resources you might like:
20 Fiction and Nonfiction Games for 4th/5th Grades
30 Grammar Games for 4th
30 Grammar Games for 5th
Character Education Kit


Thanks so much!

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